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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A case of a bus driver accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl was filed in District Court last week. It was the victim’s 25-year-old sister who alerted police about the alleged incident and as a result, the suspect was arrested. During the arrest, cops found...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All three occupants of a black pickup pulled over by police last month were arrested and charged after drugs were discovered in the vehicle. They are William Savea, the driver, and Peleti Ie’u and Lole Finau — passengers. All three defendants are each charged with one...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court emphasized during the sentencing of two men from Samoa convicted of drug charges, that sponsors need to understand and fulfill their responsibilities under immigration laws. The court said failure on the sponsor’s part to not renew an alien’s immigration ID is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the High Court determined that the 12 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Pule Uati, under a plea agreement with the government,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A driver of a pick-up truck pulled over by police officers last month for failure to stop at a stop sign is now charged with violating local drug laws and driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Emele Lisona was taken into custody when police discovered two small...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A fight between two families in the Tafuna area last month landed a man and his two sons in court after they were arrested and charged with assaulting a man and his brother at their house. During the arrest, police discovered illegal substances on the man. Nothing was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The younger of the two brothers who is on probation for a drug conviction from last year is now back to court on the same allegation — unlawful possession of an illegal drug. The younger brother, Johnny Banse made his initial appearance in District Court last month. He...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary and stealing, along with traffic fines is in custody after he was arrested by police at the EOB parking lot last month. When asked by investigators about his alleged involvement in a burglary and stealing case in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Defense attorney for Tolai Lafai — convicted for violating local drug laws — told the court during sentencing of his client last week, that there are facilities that can help people with a drug problem but the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) is not one of them....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged a 22-year-old man with unlawful possession of illegal drugs and for trying to break into a store in Ottoville in February of this year. Fatu Senetala made his initial appearance in District Court last week. Senetala, who is on probation after...

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