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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who was arrested by police last week and held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for one night for allegedly assaulting his wife, made his initial appearance in District Court last Friday morning where Judge Pro Temp, Gwen Tauiliili-...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife by allegedly holding a machete to her throat to stop her from screaming, and then assaulting her the next day after she refused to have sex with him, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning where Judge Pro Temp...
Apia, SAMOA — A man who attacked an off duty Police Officer outside a local nightclub has been given six months at Tafa’igata Prison to learn his lesson. Nofoa Ainu’u was sentenced to six months imprisonment in connection to the assault. The sentence was handed down by Chief Justice, His Honour...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Whenever the court releases an individual to the custody of Immigration, that means immigration has the responsibility to make sure those individuals are not hard to find. Now, the defendant is no longer under your custody and he’s also not present in court today, so,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Aua who was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting his wife told police that a secret affair between his wife and a neighbor caused him to beat up the mother of his 3 young children. The matter was reported to police by a neighbor who heard...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Falaniko Fetoai is now back at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna, where he is being held without bail. This was after Chief Justice Michael Kruse issued an order yesterday, saying the High Court will honor the decision made by District Court Judge...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse will not rest until the court finds out who made the decision to release a man on a $3,000 cash bond after he was charged with first-degree assault — this after District Court Judge Fiti Sunia had ordered he was to be held in custody with “no...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was born in Samoa but raised in American Samoa all of his life was ordered to depart the jurisdiction of American Samoa after his period of incarceration and remain outside for the remaining period of his detention, after being convicted of breaking the law...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 21-year-old man accused of selling marijuana joints at the cannery last year has pled guilty. Detectives from the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit arrested Paulo Paulo Jr. on Sept. 22, 2017 after receiving information from StarKist Samoa employees that a man was selling...

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