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Federal District Court Building in Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu, HAWAII — The federal judge in Honolulu has denied a Samoan drug defendant’s request to withdraw an earlier guilty plea and he is now set for sentencing later this month. Jeremiah Ieremia pled guilty last year to three drug charges but earlier this year, through his new attorney, filed a...
American Samoa’s Deputy Treasurer, Keith Gebauer [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa and American Samoa are being used by foreigners who are non-Samoans to smuggle drugs into the countries.  So claims American Samoa’s Deputy Treasurer, Keith Gebauer, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer.  Recently, American Samoa Customs presented to a...