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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a prior conviction for receiving stolen property 3 years ago was arrested by police last week for allegedly violating local drug laws. Muka Godinet made his initial appearance in court this past Monday. He’s charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two probationers who tested positive for drugs were given a second chance by the court when they appeared for a Disposition Hearing last week. Pelenato Faalelei and Tipasa Lauina were each charged with contempt of court, the charge they later admitted to after receiving...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man from Kokoland is now in custody on the allegation that he assaulted a 17-year-old girl by dragging her inside a vehicle, beating her and ripping her clothes. Victor Ameperosa, who was arrested by police two weeks ago made his initial appearance before...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 45-year-old man who was convicted of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that she was the one who started the fight, which landed him a 3-night stay at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant was initially charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man convicted of violating the territory’s drug laws was sentenced by the High Court to serve 10 years behind bars, a straight sentence. In delivering his decision against the defendant, Daisy Mareko last Friday, Chief Justice Michael Kruse stated that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of violating local drug laws was sentenced to 5 years probation by the Court last week. During Filemoni Aleki’s sentencing, the court said the only option in cases like this, is to send the culprits back to their countries, to save local resources. Aleki...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court sentenced a man convicted of violating local drug laws to 5 years probation, after the judge in the case commented that foreigners convicted of drug offenses should be sent back to their countries of origin in order to save local resources. Reupena Ilalio...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested during a traffic stop last week when illegal drugs were allegedly found in his possession told police that he bought drugs from the area called “Le Filifili” for his own personal use. Tufa Aki made his initial appearance in District Court this week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police two weeks ago on the allegation that he assaulted his wife and his wife’s lover in a domestic violence incident at the male victim’s house in Tafeta. However, when police apprehended the defendant,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a white car wherein police allegedly found a black bag containing a white crystalline substance, marijuana joints, and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged. Faamanu Sefo, a.k.a “Fat”, 35, of Taputimu, made his initial appearance before District...

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