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Former DPS officer Junior Utuga when he was first arrested in March of last year
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia gave one final piece of advice to a former DPS police officer, who was last assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) — “If you miss any of your court appearances one more time, you will find yourself inside the Territorial...
Former DPS police officer Olataga Wilson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former DPS police officer who has been detained at the Fagaitua Police Substation (FPS) for over 2 months to await sentencing after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine and stealing, both felonies, was remanded to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year old man from Leone was arrested by police on the weekend on allegations that he assaulted a Filipino man and stole his money and mobile cell phone. Bernard Himphill made his initial appearance in District Court this week where he entered a not guilty plea to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man from Tafuna, along with several juveniles, broke into the SAAB Pago Store in Tafuna and stole about $,5000 worth of goods, none of which were recovered was ordered by the High Court to pay a restitution in the amount of $5,000, after he serves a period...
Sauleli’a Amituana’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old woman who stole a fine mat (afuelo) from another woman and then sold it to a Tongan individual for $300 to buy food for her children, and later on tried to bribe a public servant with $200 in an effort to falsely change the ownership of a vehicle for her...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse told the defense attorney, William Olson that the court does not get involved in funeral release. That decision falls to the Executive Branch of the government including the Police Commissioner. Kruse revealed this issue last week when Cody...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with a pair of outstanding bench warrants in the High Court was arrested by police for allegedly trying to break into a vehicle that was parked at the LBJ parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Lauolefiso Naea made his initial appearance in District Court Wednesday...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “You can fool a person like Mr. [Ryan] Anderson, who was not raised in American Samoa, and does not understand the Fa’a-Samoa, but you can not fool me. Aua e ke pepelo, e le valea a’u — Don’t lie, I’m not a fool. This was the message from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
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...