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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 20-year-old man from Samoa convicted of unlawfully entering a home and stealing a rifle was ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its border for the duration of his 7-year probation. Leisam Sioka appeared in High Court last Friday for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who is serving a 20-year sentence for escaping from the Territorial Facility (TCF) in January 2010 and assaulting an ANZ security guard was sentenced by the High Court for an additional 5 years in prison for escaping from confinement again last year. Vatoi...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old man accused of breaking into a home in Utulei and stealing property from inside the house has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Loma Talitiga, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — A 33-year-old man who was accused of stealing checks from a businessman and  forging his signature has admitted to the allegations. Henry Jr Sipa was initially charged in two separate cases. In the first case, Sipa was charged with stealing, forgery, and fraud — all...
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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,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old inmate who was accused of escaping from confinement last year while serving a 20-year sentence for escaping from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in January 2010 and assaulting an ANZ bank security guard has entered into a plea agreement with the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has continued for two weeks the sentencing of three inmates who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last July. During court proceedings last Friday, Kruse heard from Luaao Fagota a.k.a. Andrew Peters, Jason Isaiah Muasau,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have pled guilty. Andrew Peters, also known as Luao Fagota, Jason Isaiah Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in High Court last week for their Change...
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  The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year while serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have been charged by the government. Andrew Peters, Jason Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in District Court last week for their initial appearances. They...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the four inmates charged for escaping from confinement in January is going to jail. Timata Naea, 21-years-old, was ordered by Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea to serve 28 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) as a condition of his 7-year...