Va’ai was accused of bribing a voter with a bottle of whiskey, $500 and $300 on different occasions.
A former Cabinet minister and the leader of the Opposition Party, Va’ai Papu Vailupe, has been fined by the District Court, for bribery. Va’ai was slapped with a $6,000 fine for three counts of bribery in relation to the General Elections, last year.
The former MP for Vaisigano No. 2 and leader of the Tautua Samoa Party won his seat. However, a petition filed against him by one of his opponents was successful and he was disqualified.