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DISTRICT COURT

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,...
Tauva Esera  [photo by AF]
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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old bus driver accused of engaging in sexual activities with a 17-year-old girl has been charged with rape, kidnapping, sodomy, and first degree sexual abuse. Michael Sene made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning, and...