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Friday 9 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The jailed Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism ‘Akosita Lavulavu (36) and her husband ’Etuate (62) were this morning denied bail pending their appeal. The Lord Chief Justice was not satisfied with their prospects of success on their appeals and gave reasons why in his 18-pages ruling, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 2 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six years prison sentences were imposed on the Lavulavu couple this morning in their sentencing at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. The judge noted that both had shown no remorse and made no attempts to repay over $500,000 pa'anga of TVET education funds they had plundered. Probation reports said 'Etuate was known to be “deceitful” and 'Akosita's dishonesty proved her true character. 'Akosita is a Minister in the Tu'i'onetoa government.
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Thursday 17 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The convicted Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism ‘Akosita Lavulavu (36) is on leave until the conclusion of her legal proceedings, the Prime Minister’s Office announced this morning. 'Akosita and her husband 'Etuate (62) are to be sentenced on July 2, after they were found guilty of obtaining over $500,000 pa'anga by false pretences from a TVET education fund.
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Friday 4 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Cabinet Minister 'Akosita Lavulavu (36) and her husband 'Etuate Lavulavu (62) plundered TVET grant funds for themselves in a systemic fraud that a Nuku'alofa Supreme Court judge today called, “an example of the worst sort of dishonesty.”
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Friday 4 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cabinet Minister and People’s Representative to Parliament, ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, a former Cabinet Minister were both found guilty this morning on criminal charges of obtaining over $500,000 pa'anga by false pretences. They will be sentenced on July 2. It is one of the largest fraud cases in the Tongan courts in recent years.
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Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Mr Justice Cooper has rejected an application that he recuse himself from presiding over the Lavulavu trial. The application was made by 'Etuatu Lavulavu on 10 May. The judge concluded that evidence during the trial suggested that Lavulavu's complaints that he undermined its fairness, were without any foundation. The trial against the Lavulavu couple continues in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against current Cabinet Minister ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband 'Etuate Lavulavu is going ahead, after a Supreme Court judge ruled there is a criminal case to answer against both of them on all three counts. They are jointly charged with obtaining over $500,000 pa'anga by false pretences, relating to a number of irregularities in an audit at the ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga Royal Institute. It is alleged that the couple knowingly falsified student applications in order to claim TVET grants.
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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against a current Cabinet Minister and People’s Representative to Parliament, ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, also a former Cabinet Minister, started on April 12 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court. The couple have pleaded not guilty to three joint counts of obtaining a total of over $500,000 pa'anga by false pretences.
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Wednesday 10 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The forgery trial against a current Cabinet Minister and People’s Representative to Parliament ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate is now expected to start in April.
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Wednesday 29 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new date is to be set for the joint trial of the Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism Hon ‘Akosita Lavulavu and husband ‘Etuate, at the Supreme Court.
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Friday 30 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has rejected an application by ‘Etuate Lavulavu to have a separate trial from his wife ‘Akosita Lavulavu on forgery charges.
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Thursday 29 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The forgery trial against a current People’s Representative to Parliament ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu is now set for 2020.
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Thursday 1 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fraud trial against Vava'u People’s Representative to Parliament, ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, which was to start in September has been delayed.
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Wednesday 5 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Cabinet Minister ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, who are charged with fraud relating to a number of irregularities in an audit of the ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga Royal Institute in 2016 were permitted to apply for judicial review of the audit.
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Monday 4 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Minister of Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu today pleaded not guilty to fraud charges at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new accused have been charged in relation to the fraud case against a former Minister of Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu.
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Thursday 12 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Minister of Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, who are facing fraud charges had their case adjourned yet again to July 16.
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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Minister of Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, who are facing fraud charges had their case adjourned to June 25.
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Monday 26 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano had his case adjourned to April 23 after appearing at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court today, where the Crown revealed he will face additional counts relating to unlawful possession of a firearm.
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Saturday 3 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police today 3 March arrested the Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Mrs. ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband former Cabinet member ‘Etuate Lavulavu on various fraud charges. They are currently being held in custody at the Central Nuku’alofa Police Station.
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