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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two probationers who tested positive for drugs were given a second chance by the court when they appeared for a Disposition Hearing yesterday morning. Afasene Hunkin and Tino Fa’avi were both presented by Assistant Public Defender, Rob McNeill, while prosecuting the case...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two probationers made their appearance in court last Friday morning on the allegations that they violated conditions of their probation, after testing positive for drugs. Faafetai Lefatia Jr and Eniselina Mosese appeared before Judge Elvis P. Patea for an Order to Show...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Public Safety remains in the line of fire, as the court continues to see cases with no police reports. Judge Elvis P. Patea told Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell last week that he has a 'long list' of police reports he needs to get from DPS. "Police...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer whose Immigration ID expired two years ago has been sentenced to 6 months probation after he pled guilty to public peace disturbance yesterday in District Court. Alo Tautua admitted to the court that he disturbed the peace last year in December when he,...
Methodist Mika Kuka and Lafaele Sefo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has made changes to the bond amounts required to release two men who were arrested during the weekend on allegations that they violated conditions of their probation.  Lafaele Sefo was out on a $5,000 surety bond; but Kruse has changed it to a...
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Pago Pago, AMAERICAN SAMOA — The 24-year-old man who violated conditions of his 5-year probation 4 days after he was released from jail is now counting his blessings after the court gave him another chance to rebuild his life. Methodist Kuka Mika, a former firefighter, was arrested Dec. 31, 2017 on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 24-year-old man who was given a second chance by the court to redeem himself by attending drug and alcohol counseling to help with his problem is back in jail. Methodist Kuka Mika appeared in High Court last week for a preliminary examination (PX) for violating...