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Results for Lord Chief Justice O.G. Paulsen

Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emilio To’a has been sentenced to five-years and six-months imprisonment for manslaughter in the death of Siaosi Tupa, who he stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto, last year.
Tuesday 21 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Chief Justice O.G. Paulsen ruled on an appeal today that there is sufficient evidence to commit Lord Tu‘ivakano for trial on four charges of accepting a bribe as a government servant. This returns the charges against the former Prime Minister back to a total of 12.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Emilio To‘a this morning changed his plea to guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter in the death of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A speeding drunk driver, Vilisoni Finau, was found guilty of reckless driving causing the death of another driver Tou’anga Ma’a Tonga Kamea in a collision on the roundabout intersection of Vaha‘akolo and Mateialona Roads in Nuku‘alofa, in June last year.
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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Latu Kiteau (45) who was convicted of possession of sea cucumbers during the closed season was fined $200 pa’anga to be paid within two-months.
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Monday 29 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Sri Lankan citizen, Mr Vaseeth Samsudeen received a fully suspended sentence after using a forged French passport to enter Tonga and attempting to depart from Tonga, in May last year.
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Monday 29 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Latu who was convicted in the Supreme Court of fraudulently converting $1,200 pa’anga at the Ministry of Finance in Neiafu was sentenced to 60 hours of community work.
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Friday 29 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wandering brown bull, who didn't come when he was called for identification by a magistrate, is at the centre of a legal dispute between two bull-keepers in Vava'u. An appellant claims the bull is Hercules.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainiaku ‘Aisea (38) was sentenced to two-years and three-months for reckless driving that caused the death of a 12-year-old girl who was waiting for her bus on By Pass Road, Nuku'alofa, in July last year. “This is a terribly sad case,” the Chief Justice said in his ruling.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainikolo Selu, a serving prisoner, was sentenced to an additonal two-years 10-months imprisonment, after being convicted of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis, which he smuggled into Hu'atolitoli Prison in November last year.
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