Update - 5.25pm
A Wagga RSL statement said Philip Elliott tendered his resignation as a director on October 6 and the resignation will be dealt with at the next board meeting.
Earlier - 4pm
Wagga RSL has declined to comment after it removed Daryl Maguire's cash-for-visa scam business partner from its list of directors ahead of the former Wagga MP's appearance at a corruption inquiry.
Wagga RSL director Phillip Elliott admitted to ICAC last month that he was listed as a director and sole shareholder of G8wayinternational since 2012 to conceal Mr Maguire's control of the Turvey Park company.
I'm not in any position to make any comment while this is ongoingWagga RSL chief executive Andrew Bell
Mr Elliott was reprimanded at a 2013 special meeting of the Wagga RSL board for acting with a conflict of interest when trying to involve the RSL Club and its caterer in a Chinese visa worker scam, but he kept his role on the board.
The Daily Advertiser asked Wagga RSL chief executive Andrew Bell why Mr Elliott's name and image had been removed, as of Tuesday, from the club's website page that listed its directors and executives.
"I'm not in any position to make any comment while this is ongoing," Mr Bell said.
Mr Elliott was removed from the RSL website at least 24 hours before Mr Maguire appeared for the first time at the current Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiry on Wednesday, when he admitted he gave cash to Mr Elliott and exchanged emails with him about a visa scam.
Mr Bell said "no comment" when asked if he would resign after his own appearance at ICAC, during which he admitted authorising $7250 in commissions to former Wagga restaurateur Gordon Tse's company Golden Sample, and $550 in fees to Mr Maguire's company, in return for helping import $98,000 worth of cutlery and furniture from China.
Mr Bell did not respond when asked if he had anything to say to Wagga RSL members about the claims made at ICAC about Mr Elliott trying to broker a "dodgy deal" to employ Chinese chefs with no experience and being asked to lie to immigration officials about their whereabouts.
In other news:
The Daily Advertiser contacted Mr Elliott for comment.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption is investigating allegations Mr Maguire used his public office for personal gain between 2012 and 2018.
Mr Maguire has given evidence at the ICAC inquiry over the past two days and returned to the witness box ON Thursday. The inquiry's public hearings are due to conclude on Friday.