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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A High Court jury has found Sonny Tui not guilty of two drug charges: unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. This was after a third charge — authorizing illegal drugs into the territory — was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Day 2 of Sonny Tui's jury trial saw the first witness for the defense take the stand —± the defendant himself. The prosecution had called all four of its witnesses on the first day. Tui, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $40,000 surety bond, is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jury instructions and opening statements for the trial of a man accused of bringing illegal drugs into the territory began yesterday in High Court. Sonny Tui, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $40,000 surety bond, is charged with unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail is set at $15,000 for a man charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); unlawful possession of meth with the intent to distribute; and two counts of possession of unlicensed arms — all felonies. Johnny Vou made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Trial proceedings for a former DOE employee accused of trying to bring illegal drugs into American Samoa kicks off in High Court this morning with jury selection. Sonny Tui was a full-time employee at the American Samoa Department of Education (ASDOE) when he was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for Aneti Luana is scheduled for May 2 after the court accepted his plea agreement. Luana, who has been in custody since his arrest last October, unable to post a $5,000 bond, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Luana, 25, was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a Tafuna home last year has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Richard Toese, who is out on $2,500 cash bond, appeared in High...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 31-year-old bus driver has admitted that on/or about July 13, 2018 he had in his possession a glass pipe containing methamphetamine. Henry Fa’apale appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old uncle accused of inappropriate touching will fight the allegations against him at trial. Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant to protect the identity of the victim.   According to the government’s case, the defendant is accused of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 34-year-old man from Samoa who was convicted for violating the drug laws of the territory was ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its border, as a condition of his 5-year probation sentence. Fereti Alalatoa, who has been in custody since his arrest...

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