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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested by police in violation of the curfew imposed during COVID-19 Code RED declaration is now charged for violating local drug laws after police found a glass pipe containing meth on him. Simona Lauago made his initial appearance in court last month. He...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Court has accepted a request from the defense attorney to continue Ropati Mapu’s pretrial conference to next month, so they can go through all the information pertaining to the first three criminal cases filed against him, and add a new criminal case that was filed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with several bench warrants including a huge amount of traffic fines owed to the court was arrested last week on allegations of unlawful possession of illegal drugs. Fred Vaili made his initial appearance in Court last week. Vaili is charged with one count of...
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Pago pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 27-year-old man was arrested last month for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. It was the girl’s mother who reported the matter to police that led to the arrest of the defendant, after her daughter was found sneaking out late at night. The young...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police last month on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a house and assaulted his ex-wife who was with her boyfriend. However, when police apprehended the defendant, drugs were allegedly...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man was picked up with an arrest warrant on the allegation that he unlawfully entered the home of a family and stole several items including power tools, clothes and other personal belongings. The government has filed two separate criminal cases against...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has given a man from Samoa, convicted of violating local drug laws a chance to renew his immigration status that has expired or he will sit in jail until it is. Fala Ah Chong, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000...
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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 — A man involved in the case where 2 males were charged and convicted of assaulting another man during a drinking session a few years ago was arrested last week on drug charges. Ropati Talaese made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He later waived his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger riding in the bed of a pickup truck arrested for holding an open beer bottle in his hand is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs and intent to distribute after police officers allegedly found a medium sized baggie containing a white...

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