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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man facing charges of public peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) was released on his own recognizance yesterday morning, following his initial appearance in District Court. (To protect the identity of the pregnant victim, Samoa News is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Dept. of Public Works employee who got into a fight with his supervisor during an office party last December has been sentenced to 6 months probation, and ordered to pay $100 within 30 days. Fealofani Matuu appeared in District Court yesterday morning where he pled...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A repeat offender that Judge Elvis P. Patea says doesn't "deserve" probation was remanded to custody yesterday to start serving a 30-day jail term at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Felise Silailai appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial...
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Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Judge Elvis P. Patea told Jared Kupu that the next time he's stressed, "don't go to the nearest bar or store for beer; instead, go see the doctor." Last Friday, under a plea agreement, which was accepted by the court, Kupu pled guilty to private peace disturbance and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested and charged for public peace disturbance stemming from an incident that occurred in August 2017 has been sentenced to 9 months probation. Fogavini Ese appeared in District Court Thrusday morning for a pretrial conference where he pled guilty to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who admitted to assaulting a female student because of something she posted on social media has been sentenced to 12 months probation. Mala Mataiao, 18, was initially charged with public peace disturbance and third degree assault. But yesterday in District...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Public Safety remains in the line of fire, as the court continues to see cases with no police reports. Judge Elvis P. Patea told Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell last week that he has a 'long list' of police reports he needs to get from DPS. "Police...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past week, the Immigration Office still had not located overstayer Kalava Sefo, for which a bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear in District Court for a pretrial conference earlier this month. Sefo, 31, is charged with assault and public peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer charged with public peace disturbance and third degree assault failed to appear in District Court last Thursday for his pretrial conference. As a result, District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has ordered that a bench warrant be issued for Kalava Sefo. The charges...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has set bond at $500 for a man being charged with public peace disturbance and resisting arrest. Sangster Loia made his initial appearance in District Court on Thursday. The charges against him stem from an incident that occurred in Tafuna this past Wednesday....

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