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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in the Ottoville drug case from last year will serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and thereafter, he is to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for 5 years — the duration of his probation. Si’u...
[l-r] Property Management Office director Niumata Malo, Sen. Fa’amausili Mau Mau Jr and Rep. Gafatasi Afalava
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are many “overstayers” right now in American Samoa, declared Immigration Board member, Sen. Fa’amausili Mau Mau Jr., before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The public statement comes amid the growing number of overstayers who are discovered when they appear in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa who pled guilty to meth possession is ordered to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of her 5-year probation sentence. Lili Apolo — who has been in the territory illegally for 11 years — appeared in High...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  American Samoa District Court Judge Elvis Patea says he believes the Samoa Consulate Office is trying to dodge his orders regarding citizens of Samoa he has ordered to leave the territory. The judge said two citizens of Samoa, who the court ordered to leave three...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea is hoping that the Samoa Consulate office will work with the American Samoa Government in an effort to push forward the process involving travel documents for two Samoa overstayers who remain in custody at the Territorial Correctional...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea did not mince words yesterday morning when he lashed out at what he described as the "government being chugged around" by the local office of the Samoa Consulate. The remarks were made during a status hearing for Valentino Sam Chong a....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa accused of assaulting his 59-year-old uncle with a shovel, and then damaging the elderly man's vehicle has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tua Faapoi, 26, was initially charged with second degree assault and first degree property...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 20-year-old man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the High Court determined that the 8 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Faavae Faumuina, under a plea agreement with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News is currently looking into claims that Samoa is refusing to accept — or at least dragging their feet on — individuals from Samoa who are being deported after overstaying or participating in criminal activity in American Samoa. Meanwhile, overstayers Anetone and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 31-year-old man from Pago Pago accused of using a piece of timber to assault another man has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Joshua Filiga appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Assistant Public Defender Rob...

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