Singer Paulini Curuenavuli will be free to continue her run as the star of the stage musical The Bodyguard, after facing a Sydney court on Monday.
She walked in to Mount Druitt Local Court wearing a tailored white sleeveless blouse, leather pants and stilettos while casually chewing gum and glaring at the waiting media.
The 34-year-old’s barrister, Lisa-Claire Hutchinson, entered a guilty plea on her behalf to bribing a government employee to obtain a fake driver’s licence.
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She then asked for the Magistrate to adjourn sentencing to December.
Ms Hutchinson argued that Paulini would use the time to attend a traffic offender’s program and lawfully obtain a driver’s licence.
She explained how the former Australian Idol contestant was on the “tail end of a musical” and her employer was “supportive”.
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The Bodyguard is currently playing at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, with shows scheduled until October 29.
The offence carries a maximum seven-year jail term, but other people embroiled in the scheme, run by a former RMS employee, have been slapped with fines.
Sentencing was adjourned until December 15.