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Former Samoa MP jailed for fraud, ordered to pay damages

A former Samoan politician, Toluono Feti Toluono, who is serving a jail sentence on charges of fraud over the purchase and transfer of a piece of land, has been ordered by the court to pay damages of 60 thousand US dollars after a separate legal action.The latest decision involves Toluono role in the purchase and transfer of a piece of land owned by a New Zealand woman, Rosita Burke.Toluono’s jail term was the result of another parcel of land that he illegally acquired from another New Zealand woman, Theresa Taufau Stowers.The defendant had represented the constituency of Palauli for one term before losing his seat in the last general election.