Former Australian Idol star Paulini Curuenavuli has been handed a six month suspended sentence after she pleaded guilty to bribing a government employee to obtain a fake driver's licence.
The former reality show contestant, 35, pleaded guilty in September after paying a Roads and Maritime Services employee $850 to get the unrestricted licence.
Court documents also revealed that the Fijian-born singer had 11 driving offences since earning her learner's driving licence in 2002.
The magistrate at Mount Druitt Local Court noted the public embarrassment and financial loss Paulini had already suffered when deciding her sentence. "With increased publicity comes an increased measure of public shaming," they said, news.com.au reports.
A version of this article originally appeared on Who.