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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old taxi driver from Iliili who is accused of assaulting a fellow taxi driver was arrested by police last week. Onesemo Avia made his initial appearance in District Court last week where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. He is charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The District Court has set bail at $500 for Faulalo Tevita, who was taken into custody two weeks ago following an incident in Happy Valley where he allegedly went to a neighbor’s home with a kitchen knife and threatened the couple and their children. Tevita made his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Palesoo Tevaga, a probationer convicted of public peace disturbance, has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. “This is how things work out in this courtroom,” the court said. “Once you violate a condition of your probation, we’re no longer talking about counseling; we’re...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer, who made his initial appearance in District Court last week, has been remanded to custody on a 'no bail' status. According to Immigration, the defendant's Immigration ID expired on March 19, 2018. The defense attorney informed the court that the defendant'...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Petesa accused of attempting to assault his uncle’s wife while she was holding her one-year-old was arrested last month. Alema Vaili made his initial appearance in court last month where the court granted a motion from the defense attorney to release Vaili on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man accused of possessing a glass pipe containing white crystalline substance was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws. Sam Faitele made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a long criminal history was taken into custody last month after police picked him up for a public peace disturbance (PPD) in Happy Valley in the Tafuna area. Asovale Opeta, 36, who has previous assault and stealing convictions from 2014, made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in District Court two weeks ago. He is charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 6:30 p.m on a Saturday night in Iliili, a woman called police regarding her sister,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man who has a pending matter in the Family, Drug and Alcohol (FDA) court was arrested last month and charged with criminal contempt, along with violating local drug laws. According to the government's case, police got a call for assistance in Iliili,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repeat offender Avau Mata’u was ordered by the court last month to serve out the remaining 8 months of a 20-month sentence from a 2017 case. The decision came after the court found Mata’u in violation of conditions of his 5-year probation. Mata’u was found guilty by the...

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