Disgraced Act MP David Garrett has quit his party and conceded his political career is almost certainly over.
However, Mr Garrett said in an interview with Radio New Zealand that was not his greatest concern.
Details of Mr Garrett's deception are revealed in court papers from 2005 when he was charged with forging a document, namely a passport application form.
In his sentencing notes, Judge Keith de Ridder said: "There were deliberate acts involving several steps. There is a considerable act of planning in carrying out the crime."
The mother of the 2 year-old boy whose identity was stolen by Mr Garrett has described the identity theft as "stealing from the grave".
A brother of the dead child said yesterday that Mr Garrett was the "lowest of the low" and should be kicked out of Parliament.
Court documents reveal Mr Garrett visited a cemetery in New Plymouth in 1984 and found the gravestone of the boy, whose birthdate was close to his own.
He copied the details, obtained the child's birth certificate, filled out a passport application form and photographed himself in a disguise which included dyed hair and glasses.
Mr Garrett gave a fake postal address in Christchurch on his application form.
He was arrested 21 years later, after having first denied the allegations to police, and was discharged without conviction when the case went to court.
North Shore District Court Judge Philippa Cunningham yesterday revoked a suppression order placed on the case in 2005, but suppressed the identity of the baby and his family.
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lying hypocritical nutbar, shame his fucked up three strikes law doesn't get the boot too. it's not 100% on him leaving parliament yet but pretty likely. next on the ACT list is a neo-lib free market ideologue rather than another bat-shit insane right wing populist authoritarian so is likely to be in roy's camp rather than hide's, so maybe will see a leadership challenge in their caucus some time soon?? if anyone even cares what goes on in that increasingly irrelevant party...