Curuenavuli gets suspended sentence for bribes over fake license
17:33 Fri Dec 15, 2017
Taken from/By: Daily Telegraph
Report by: Akosita Talei
Fijian born Australian singer, songwriter and actress Paulini Curuenavuli has been sentenced to a six month suspended jail sentence for bribing an official.
The 35-year-old singer was sentenced at a western Sydney court today after the NSW gang squad caught her bribing a government employee to obtain a fake driver’s licence.
Curuenavuli, who played the lead role in the stage musical The Bodyguard, pleaded guilty in September to ‘corruptly giving a benefit from an agent’.
Court documents revealed Curuenavuli clocked up 11 driving offences since she first got her learner’s license in 2002.
After her learner’s permit was suspended in March last year, she paid a Roads and Maritime Services employee $850 in exchange for an unrestricted driver’s licence, court documents said.
Barrister Lisa Claire-Hutchinson said Curuenavuli apologized for her actions in a letter she penned to the courts.
The charge of corruptly giving a benefit for an agent carries a maximum seven-years behind bars.
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