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Monday 28 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liufau Latu (30) was sentenced last week to three-years three-months imprisonment for causing the death of his passenger Tevita Moa Taufa (27) last year in Fatai, in an early hours crash after a night out in town.
Tuesday 8 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’ata Pouono (46) was sentenced today to one-year six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended, for possession of methamphetamine and bribery of a police officer, at Lapaha in 2018. Police seized the methamphetamine hidden inside a diaper in a rubbish bag at the accused's home as well as $1,366 cash found in her wallet.
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Friday 4 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application by ‘Anisi Kulufeinga Bloomfield for leave to appeal against his extradition to Fiji under the Extradition Act was refused by Lord Chief Justice Whitten, in a ruling from the Supreme Court on 2 September. The extraordinary circumstances of the case, and contradictory letters from the Prime Minister, required an affidavit from the Prime Minister to be considered in the ruling.
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Tuesday 1 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mikaele Hoponoa Pahulu (40) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for beating up a 71-year-old patient at the Psychiatric Ward in Vaiola Hospital. The victim, who suffered a severe head injury, remains paralysed and is fed via nasogastric tube.
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Monday 24 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman whose flowering trees and plants on a Puke allotment were destroyed by a neighbour who had an interest in the land, has won an appeal in the Supreme Court to receive compensation for the loss of the plants in her private garden. The case involved two parties who had been given informal rights to use the land belonging to Noble Fohe.
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Friday 21 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of four people who were arrested inside a private home at Houma and fined $1000 each for “breach of curfew” in May, had their convictions set aside after the Lord Chief Justice granted their appeal.
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Thursday 20 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Valikoula was convicted today of abetting the theft of 85 kava plants valued at $17,000 pa'anga at Manuka in May 2019. He will be sentenced in October.
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Wednesday 19 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Elisapeti Langi was appointed Acting Judge of the Supreme Court for an initial period of four-months, starting September 1. The new judge will help meet increasing caseloads in the Supreme Court criminal division.
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Tuesday 18 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Valikoula was found guilty today at the Supreme Court for receiving stolen properties, namely Tongan (koloa) mats and tapa valued at $19,400 pa'anga. He was detained in Police custody for sentencing on a later date.
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Monday 17 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for attempted carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 12 at the Supreme Court. It is the second case of imprisonment last week for sexual offences against a minor.
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Friday 14 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Loketi Malie (39) was found guilty by a jury for seriously harming a 56-year-old man, whom he hit on the leg with a piece of sandalwood in Futu, ‘Eua.
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Thursday 13 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mosese ‘Ofa (36) was sentenced to two and a half-years jail for the unlawful imprisonment of two people whom he held at gunpoint at a beach in Ha’ateiho earlier this year.
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Wednesday 12 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tu’amelie Tolu (42) and his son Paea (17) received suspended prison sentences for seriously injuring a man, whom they repeatedly kicked causing him to loose two of his teeth at Popua.
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Friday 7 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Iasinito Mataele Toke (38) pleaded guilty at the Supreme Court to serious fraudulent conversion of $39,596 pa'anga from his employer Pacific Energy Ltd. He will be sentenced on September 11.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case against Viliami Malolo Talivakaola (44) who is charged with the importation of prohibited firearms and ammunition, allegedly smuggled through in a shipment from the United States, was heard this week at the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man was sentenced to nine-years imprisonment for rape and indecent assault of a young girl. While, a 22-year-old was jailed for two-years for indecent assault.
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Monday 27 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Anisi Kulufeinga Bloomfield, a former CEO of the Ministry of Revenue and Customs, who is to be extradited to Fiji to be tried for theft and dishonesty allegedly committed between 2011-14, remains on bail in Tonga.
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Thursday 23 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Talia’uli Fatongiatau who was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and cannabis has been arrested, after he failed to turn up at the Supreme Court on July 10.
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Thursday 23 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was sentenced at the Supreme Court to two-years imprisonment for serious indecent assault committed on a young girl in Tongatapu. The judge suppressed information that might reveal the victim's identity.
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Thursday 23 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Talia’uli Prescott who pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing the illicit drug methamphetamine was sentenced at the Supreme Court to a good behaviour bond, and is to live where directed.
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