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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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 52-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Ottoville last month is scheduled to appear in Court next week for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court two weeks ago that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A family quarrel which evolved into an alleged public peace disturbance in Mapusaga between an uncle and his niece’s husband last month has landed the two men in police custody. While both are being charged for PPD, separately, each also have serious additional charges...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first of three cases against Tavita Lemuelu has been dismissed, under a plea agreement with the government. Last week, the defendant appeared in District Court and pled guilty to public peace disturbance in the second case. In the third case, the defendant pled...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who pled guilty to public peace disturbance has been sentenced to 12 months probation, because the court said the 6-months probation recommended by attorneys from both sides is not enough. Leati Mapu was initially charged with two counts of third degree assault and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three men were arrested by police on three different occasions two weeks ago in the Tafuna area on allegations that they each assaulted their wives. The first incident happened in Ottoville, while the other two incidents were reported from Tafeta and Nu’uuli. Alcohol was...

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