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RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men convicted of receiving stolen property from a Tafuna home were sentenced last week. Ata Uli and Matthew Sopa were ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF, as a condition of their 5-year probation terms. Both men have been in custody since their arrest, each...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men who were convicted for receiving stolen property and then selling the property they knew were stolen from a house in Tafuna received light sentences from the High Court last week — detention of 20 months for each of them, as a condition of their 5-year...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a prior conviction for receiving stolen property 3 years ago was sentenced by the High Court last week to 5 years probation after being convicted for violating local drug laws. Muka Godinet, who was released on bond, appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men convicted of receiving stolen property from a Petesa home were given light sentences last week. Reupena Tevita and Amosa Iasepi were ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF, as a condition of their 5-year probation terms. Both men have been in custody since...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for his involvement in a stealing and burglary case three years ago is back in court this week after being arrested by police for receiving stolen property. Nassan Tupuola made his initial appearance before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P....
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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 — A 28-year-old man from Samoa accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl last year has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Talatonu Lafoga was originally charged with first degree sexual abuse, attempted rape, second degree burglary — all class C...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men who were convicted of receiving stolen property last year have been given a big break by the court. Ameperosa Motusaga and Filisi Finau Jr will be released this Friday - credited for time served - based on a ruling handed down in High Court last week. The two...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against the second defendant in the Pago burglary case has bound over to the High Court with a single felony count of receiving stolen property, when Judge Elvis P. Patea dismissed the first three felonies charges during a preliminary hearing this week....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men accused of receiving stolen property have pled not guilty. Fuavai Sua, 23, and Lualima Taliu, 24, appeared before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea for a change of plea hearing yesterday morning. Sua was initially charged with one count of receiving...