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PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE

Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Although the court was having a difficult time finding out if the defendant understood the different between “guilty” and “not guilty”, the defendant, Siapu Lameta Agae...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill admitted to the court that it was his office’s fault that caused defendant Peniata Ala to miss one of his hearings before the Court. As a result, Ala was arrested last month pursuant to a court order and remanded into custody without...
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has advised Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill to hire an “Independent Translator” if the Public Defender’s Office continues to be short staffed — that is not have on staff people who can translate terms of plea agreement with their...
Paepaetele Taulua Fruean Suisala Jr.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia gave the new Assistant Public Defender a huge challenge yesterday morning, saying if the Public Defender’s (PD) staff continues the practice of not being present in the courtroom, it’s better for the PD's Office to find new people who can...