Paulini bribery allegation case is adjourned

Former Australian Idol is a no show in court today to address allegations of bribing an official to get a driver's licence.

A court case surrounding bribery charges levelled against Paulini Curuenavuli has been adjourned until September 4 when the former Australian Idol contestant is expected to enter a plea.

Curuenavuli, currently appearing in The Bodyguard musical, did not appear in Mount Druitt Local Court today to address allegations of paying a Roads and Maritime Services worker $850 to get an unrestricted NSW driver’s licence.

Lawyer Michael Korn told the court he’s been unable to receive instructions from the singer who is contractually obliged to adhere to the performance schedule.

Last week lawyers indicated the singer was “aware of the gravity of the charges” and was treating them with “the utmost seriousness”.

Curuenavuli was a contestant on the first season of Australian Idol with later appearances on It Takes Two, Celebrity Overhaul and Sisters of War.

Source: Fairfax