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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Public peace disturbances and traffic citations dominated the District Court calendar this past Monday, New Year's Eve. Samoa News points out that the number of these types of cases — during the holiday season — has dropped compared to last year. OVERVIEW Over a dozen...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged for public peace disturbance in the Malaloa area was released on his own recognizance this past Monday, Christmas Eve, under the condition that he maintain peace at home with his wife, and remain a law abiding citizen. Pulepule Anzac was arrested on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A plea agreement was reached in one of the government's two cases against Tavita Mariota, accused of giving marijuana to a minor. He was initially charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with the intent to distribute, a felony...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Mayne Siaumau appeared in High Court yesterday morning for an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing that was set by the court on Nov. 27th. He was also there for a disposition hearing from a previous OSC. When asked by Acting Associate Justice Elvis Patea, Siaumau admitted...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 39-year-old man who was accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he is sorry for his actions, and he will never beat his wife again. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of using a machete to strike his nephew in the head has pled guilty to second-degree assault, a class D felony. Petelo Amituana’i, who is still in custody unable to post a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court last week for a change of plea hearing....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former firefighter who was convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine last year is now before the court for a probation violation. Methodist Kuka Mika appeared in High Court last Friday for a preliminary hearing for not complying with conditions of his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two defendants arrested for assaulting a taxi driver last year in Vaitogi has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Fereti Levi, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 cash bond, appeared in High Court last week for a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has filed charges against Joseph Maalona, of second degree burglary a class D felony, punishable from five in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, and felony stealing a class C felony, which carries a jail term of up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted the defense’s motion to continue Sio Godinet Jr’s case for another 2 weeks, to give more time for the defense to review the discovery and the police report the government has already turned over. Godinet Jr appeared in High Court...

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