Former Australian Idol star allegedly caught bribing a government official

Singer Paulini Curuenavuli could face a lengthy stint in jail after she was allegedly caught bribing a government official linked to a bikie turf war investigation.

Police say the former Australian Idol star paid a NSW Road and Maritime Services employee Faletausala Vaifale for a fake NSW driver’s licence, even though she is not qualified for one.

Vaifale escaped a jail sentence due to pregnancy and is serving just one year in home detention for distributing fake ­licences to family, friends and bikies.


Ms Curuenavuli’s case is due to be heard in Sydney’s Mount Druitt Local Court on Wednesday August 16.

There is no claim that Ms Curuenavuli has any connection or involvement in any bikie-related activity.

Currently performing in The Bodyguard at QPAC in Brisbane, if convicted she could face seven years in jail.  Her lawyer said she was taking the allegations very seriously.