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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa with three different names has been ordered by the High Court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year probation. Lalopau Lopa, a.k.a Lalopau Asuelu Lopa, a.k.a Lalopau Asuelu Taumanupepe appeared in Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Nearly 20 citizens of Samoa are still in jail, even though they have already served their period of detention, awaiting deportation pursuant to court orders. These inmates are still stuck inside the Territorial Correctional Facility (TFC) because American Samoa’s borders...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who entered into a plea agreement in a drug case has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of American Samoa borders for the duration of his 5-year probation sentence. Joshua Taavili appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. He was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 36-year-old man with a criminal history has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders upon release from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of his 5-year probation. Sagato Afasene, who has been in custody unable to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the sentencing of a 49-year-old man from Samoa convicted of assaulting another man, the government attorney stated to the court that there are many non-violent ways to settle disputes in American Samoa, and wielding a machete is not one of them. Filemoni Tagaleoo had...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man, who is on probation for 5 years after being convicted for giving marijuana cigarettes to a high school student two years ago was ordered by the High Court to immediately depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A 46-year-old man from Samoa with a criminal history has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders upon release from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of his 5-year probation sentence. Filemu Okesene, who has been...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the sentencing of a 48-year-old man last week, the government attorney stated to the court that there are many non violent ways to settle disputes in American Samoa, and wielding a machete is not one of them. Talalelei Utufiu had just been convicted of using a machete...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man convicted of having a sexual relationship with his 16-year-old niece is ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders as a condition of his 5 year probation. [in the interest of protecting the minor victim, Samoa News is withholding...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa convicted of using a stick to strike the head of a minor has been ordered by Associate Justice Fiti Sunia to depart the territory after he is released from jail. After several continuances in Teofilo Kuka’s sentencing — so both attorneys could...

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