Three Department of Land and Natural Resources employees on Kauai have been disciplined for ethics violations.

The State Ethics Commission reports Joseph Borden, the district manager for the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation was forced to resign last week due to falsifying government documents to favor a private contractor, forcing employees to lie on equipment disposal records, and  improperly accepting gifts from contractors.

He must also pay a $15,000 penalty.

Two other employees, harbor agents Manuel Andrade and Kathy Rosare were fined $2,000 and $1,200 for using State resources for personal business.