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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police have arrested and charged a 38-year-old man accused of stealing more than $3,000 from his aunty’s bank account by stealing her checks and forging her signature. Anesi Saolotoga is facing 4 counts of forgery and 4 counts of stealing — all felonies. Each count is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former employee of Pacific Store Services, accused of stealing over $1,000 from his employer 2 years ago, has admitted to the criminal charge against him. Manuele Taulapapa, 27, was initially charged in two separate criminal cases. He was charged with stealing and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man, who pled guilty to possession of marijuana under a plea agreement with the government, will be sentenced next month in High Court. According to terms of the plea agreement, the case against Failauga Leiataua stems from an incident on Feb. 25, 2018 when the...
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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 — A 35-year-old mother convicted of stealing a laptop when she burglarized a home is going to jail. Ienisei Matautia, who has been in custody since she was arrested last October, unable to post bond, appeared in High Court yesterday morning for sentencing. She was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old woman charged in 3 separate criminal cases — including one where she is accused of trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last year — entered into a plea agreement with the government yesterday morning. Iesnisei...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has sentenced a former McConnell Dowell manager convicted of stealing money from her former employer, to 6 months detention at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Fonotaga Jasmine Faanu appeared in High Court this past...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former McConnell Dowell manager Fonotaga Jasmine Faanu appeared before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea last Friday for arraignment, where her defense attorney Richard deSaulles of RDA Law Firm entered a not guilty plea to all 44 counts against her. The government...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The woman from Masefau who is accused of stealing $400,000 from McConnell Dowell told a special investigator from New Zealand that she used some of the money to renovate her house, and some was given to family members and friends. This was revealed Wednesday afternoon...