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PROBATION VIOLATION

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl was filed in District Court last month. During his arrest, cops discovered drugs in his possession and in his vehicle. Fiatoa Maeli, 47, made his initial appearance last month. He is charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation has been given another chance. Probationer Felise Motu was arrested last month after he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active compound in the locally illegal drug marijuana, during his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of three was arrested again last month on the allegation that he violated conditions of his 5-year probation, which was handed down by the High Court 4 years ago. Ula Pele, who has been in custody since his arrest last month was in High Court last week for a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Palesoo Tevaga, a probationer convicted of public peace disturbance, has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. “This is how things work out in this courtroom,” the court said. “Once you violate a condition of your probation, we’re no longer talking about counseling; we’re...
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 42-year-old man who is on probation for 12 months was arrested last month on the allegation that he assaulted his neighbor while he was intoxicated. Viliamu Ioane made his initial appearance two weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault, trespass, resisting...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who attempted to pick a fight with his 58-year-old uncle and then assaulted his brother-in-law has been ordered to serve 45 days in jail for violating conditions of his probation. He is also placed on probation for 24 months after he pled guilty to private peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who is on probation for stealing and burglary is now back in court on another stealing charge. Police arrested Alex Meki four months after he was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) after serving a 28-month detention. Meki made his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of another crime while still on probation was ordered to serve his period of detention that had been suspended by the court at the beginning of this year, which is 38 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Jonathan appeared in court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A probationer who tested positive for meth earlier this month is now in custody, after the court revoked his release. Tauga Afele was sentenced to 12 months probation after he was convicted of third degree assault in February of this year. Conditions of probation include...

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