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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has found probable cause to bind the government's recent case against Manu Lefatia to the High Court. This follows a preliminary examination hearing yesterday, where the lone witness was DPS Capt. Pierre Clemens. In this new case,...
Dept. of Public Safety building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu Lefatia, an inmate accused of escaping — with the alleged help of DPS officer Tuluiga Richard Salanoa — from the temporary holding cell (THC) in Fagatogo, is also facing allegations that he tried to bribe another police officer. Lefatia appeared in District Court...
District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A businesswoman who tried to bribe a senior police officer by offering him $60 to release a cook who was arrested on another matter, was arrested by police Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Ping Yang, who is Asian, made her initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning. She...
Sauleli’a Amituana’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old woman who stole a fine mat (afuelo) from another woman and then sold it to a Tongan individual for $300 to buy food for her children, and later on tried to bribe a public servant with $200 in an effort to falsely change the ownership of a vehicle for her...