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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The sponsor of a 35-year-old woman, an overstayer convicted of violating local drug laws, was ordered by the court to pay the defendant’s fine of $2,000 within 5 years, which is the period of probation for the defendant. Furthermore, the defendant was ordered to depart...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has ordered Fina Filiva’a to immediately depart the territory and remain outside of its border for the duration of his probation term, which is five years, after the court found that Filiva’a failed to comply with conditions of his 2016 probation. Filiva’a, who...
Terriorial Corectional Facility (TCF)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Samoa convicted of assaulting his neighbor by stabbing his back twice with a knife and punching him in the face multiple times is going to jail. Eric Afitu, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old man from Samoa has been sentenced to 48 months imprisonment, as a condition of a 7-year probation term for having a sexual relationship with two minor children between December 2017 and February 2018. However, the detention period was suspended and the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer who is serving a 28-month jail term at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) was in High Court last week for a probation review hearing. Lafaele Tagaloa, 32, entered American Samoa on a 30-day visitor’s permit in 2017. He was in the territory...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who has been a "regular" in Judge Fiti Sunia's courtroom over the past years has been sentenced to 24 months probation under one condition: he has to depart the territory on or before Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019 or he will serve 12 months imprisonment — minus time served...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a 4-year-old bench warrant, issued for failure to comply with conditions of his probation, has been ordered by the court to depart American Samoa and stay outside of its borders for 2 years. Fa’amanatu Tugaga appeared before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...