Eman Sharobeem's son Charlie given 10-month suspended jail term for drink driving

Charlie Sharobeem has been given a 10-month suspended jail sentence.  Photo: AAP
Charlie Sharobeem has been given a 10-month suspended jail sentence. Photo: AAP

Charlie Sharobeem, the son of disgraced Australian of the Year finalist Eman Sharobeem, has been given a 10-month suspended jail sentence for high-range drink driving.

The 29-year-old Mr Sharobeem, of Abbotsbury, was caught driving a grey Mercedes B180 on the M2 in North Rocks in January with an alcohol level of 0.16.

He was convicted in Parramatta Court on Tuesday and given a 10-month good behaviour bond after his jail term was suspended. His licence was also suspended for nine months.

He was ordered to undergo Community Corrections Service supervision for as long as considered necessary "and obey all reasonable directions for counselling, educational development or drug and alcohol rehabiliation."

He was also ordered to "take prescribed medication/attend counselling/treatment in accordance with medical advice/nominated psychologist".

He must report to the Fairfield Community Corrections Office within seven days.

Mr Sharobeem gave evidence at the corruption commission last week into an inquiry into corrupt conduct by his mother who ran two not-for-profit publicly funded community groups for newly arrived immigrant women.

Mr Sharobeem was accused of receiving more than $7000 in payments from the Immigrant Women's Health Service to which he was not entitled.

He was also the central figure in the transfer of more than $500,000 to a relative in Egypt last year as authorities circled his mother over a fraud investigation. His mother's assets were frozen by the powerful NSW Crime Commission in the wake of the transfer.

Mr Sharobeem was also accused at ICAC of signing a false statutory declaration that he was driving his mother's car, when she was the one driving. Under questioning about more than $30,000 in traffic fines, Mr Sharobeem acknowledged: "I've had a lot of fines".

His mother faces up to five years jail for her role in allegedly defrauding the taxpayer of more than $650,000 in reimbursements for personal expenses and fake invoices at the publicly-funded Immigrant Women's Health Service she ran for 11 years.

It is Mr Sharobeem's first drink driving offence, meaning he faced a fine of more than $3000, or up to 18 months in jail, or both.

His mother was also accused of claiming to have two PhDs she did not have, and of representing herself as a psychologist.