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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The sponsor of a 35-year-old woman, an overstayer convicted of violating local drug laws, was ordered by the court to pay the defendant’s fine of $2,000 within 5 years, which is the period of probation for the defendant. Furthermore, the defendant was ordered to depart...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man involved in the case where 2 males were charged and convicted of assaulting another man during a drinking session a few years ago was arrested last week on drug charges. Ropati Talaese made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He later waived his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger riding in the bed of a pickup truck arrested for holding an open beer bottle in his hand is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs and intent to distribute after police officers allegedly found a medium sized baggie containing a white...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Brothers convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine were told by the court not to go near the area called “Le Filifili” while they are still in American Samoa. The brothers, Tulifau Iosefo Ilimaleota, 24, and Viane Tofamamao Ilimaleota, 32, were visiting their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second of the four defendants arrested after police executed two search warrants last January at two homes in Tafuna and Tafeta has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tolai Alesana, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs and a firearm was sentenced to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility last week as a condition of his 5 year-probation. Valaau Fa’aaliga, who has been in custody since his arrest unable...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused last year of unlawful possession of drugs pled guilty in High Court last week during a Change of Plea hearing. Taleni Ifopo, 29, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a felony punishable by imprisonment...
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Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa a Canadian man who pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics and utensils has been convicted on three charges and fined $US1200. The court has given the William Ernest Rockliffe 14 days to pay or face a 3 months jail term. The 50-year-old had travelled to Samoa on a yacht but...