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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The District Court dismissed yesterday, the government's case against Ralph Otto. Samoa News understands the issue had to do with police reports. Based on information that was revealed in court, the investigating officer claims the report was turned in; but yesterday,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six bench warrants were issued for five people who failed to appear in District Court Thursday morning. Judge Elvis P. Patea was sending a clear message: Show up for court or get arrested and pay the fine. First on the list was defendant Lefatia Ah Kiong, facing 14...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia granted the government's motion to dismiss the case against Manaia Lalokou yesterday morning. According to Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell, the government is not able to move forward successfully in prosecuting the case. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who was released by the District Court on his own recognizance a few weeks ago after he entered a not guilty plea to disturbing the public peace and 3rd degree assault is back in court for the same thing. Penheart Faumuina is being charged with four...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police last Saturday night for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The defendant made his initial appearance at the District Court this week where he denied the single charge of 3rd degree assault against him. He was then released on his own...
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,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former KHJ Radio news reporter Tauva Esera was sanctioned by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia last week for Contempt of Court. Esera, who is now employed by the American Samoa Telecommunication Authority (ASTCA) as a media staffer appeared before Judge Sunia last Thursday...
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Pago Pago, AMERICN SAMOA — Fifty-five-year old Iakimo Felise exits a police van outside of the District Court last Friday. Felise waived his rights to a preliminary examination, and his case was bound over to the High Court for arraignment this morning at 9a.m. District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has accepted a motion by Elliott Siaumau Jr's attorney, Public Defender Douglas Fiaui, to quash a warrant that was issued by the court on Mar. 27 to arrest Siaumau Jr. for failure to appear for a hearing. Siaumau, who is out on a $...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who attempted to pick a fight with his father and then assaulted his sister has been ordered by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia to serve 45 days at the TCF for violating conditions of his probation. He is also placed on probation for 24 months after he pled guilty...

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