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Singer Paulini to be sentenced for bribery


Former Australian Idol contestant Paulini Curuenavuli is due to be sentenced in a Sydney court for bribing her way to getting an unrestricted driver's licence.

The singer, who played the lead role in stage musical The Bodyguard, pleaded guilty in September to corruptly giving benefit from an agent.

Court documents reveal the 35-year-old has clocked up 11 driving charges since she first got her learner's licence in 2002.

After her licence was suspended in March last year, the Fijian-born singer paid a Roads and Maritime Services employee $850 in exchange for an unrestricted driver's licence, court documents say.

Curuenavuli is due to be sentenced at Mt Druitt Local Court on Friday after completing a traffic-management course and driving, under supervision, the required 120 hours to complete the requirements of her learner's licence.

© AAP 2017

image credit: Former Australian Idol contestant and Bodyguard musical star, Paulini Curuenavuli, leaves the Mount Druitt Local Court in Sydney on Monday, September 4, 2017. Paulini has pleaded guilty to bribing a Roads and Maritime Services employee, paying them $850 in exchange for an unrestricted licence. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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