Fallen idol! Paulini is facing potential jail time

Singer Paulini Curuenavuli could face jail time after allegedly bribing a corrupt NSW government employee

Fallen idol! Paulini is facing potential jail time

Paulini Curuenavuli will face bribery charges in Sydney next week.

Police allege Curuenavuli bribed a Roads and Maritime Services employee, Faletausala Vaifale with $800 to provide her with a fake NSW driver's licence, despite the fact she was not qualified to drive, reports The Daily Telegraph.

NSW Police on Friday confirmed the 34-year-old was issued with a future court attendance notice on June 30 and is due to face Mount Druitt Local Court on Wednesday.

Paulini in The Bodyguard.

She's now the star of The Bodyguard Musical in Brisbane where she plays the lead role of Rachel Marron.

Police allege they have CCTV footage of Ms Curuenavuli, known as Paulini, walking into the RMS office in Mount Druitt during July a year ago.

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Paulini's lawyer Michael Korn told the ABC: "She is aware of the gravity of the charges she is facing".

The musical production's spokesperson told The New Daily the "show will go on" and wished to reassure patrons of the continuing Australian tour.

Curuenavuli grabbed fourth place in the first season of "Australian Idol".

"The Bodyguard has only just learned of the allegations this morning".

During her "Idol" days, Curuenavuli was at the centre of one of the most controversial moments in the reality show when judge Ian Dickson was giving her harsh feedback. Third season victor Kate DeAraugo was charged with driving under the influence of drugs in 2015.

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