Man found breaking and entering pleads to attempted burglary
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 28-year-old man who was accused of breaking into a house has admitted to the allegations against him.
Ron Albert Mauga, who has been in custody since he was arrested last year, was originally charged with 1st degree burglary and resisting arrest; however, under a plea agreement with the government, which was accepted by the High Court this week, Mauga pled guilty to the amended charge of 2nd degree attempted burglary.
With his guilty plea, Mauga admits that on Oct 5, 2017, with the intent to steal, he entered his neighbor's home with a machete in hand.
As a condition of the signed agreement between the parties, the government is recommending a probation term of 5 years.
Sentencing for Mauga is scheduled for Sept. 5, 2018.
Assistant Attorney General, Christy Dunn is prosecuting while Acting Public Defender, Michael White is representing Mauga.