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Friday 13 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fanguna Alalea (33) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for offering a bribe to another police officer to take drugs from the Police exhibit room last July. This was in regards to a case concerning Sione Filipe Jr. “A police officer seeking to corrupt another police officer, is in my view, one of the most disgraceful acts imaginable,” said the Chief Justice.
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Friday 13 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men received suspended sentences and one was discharged on conditions, at the Supreme Court in an assault of a soldier at Havelu in September 2018.
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Thursday 12 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fainga Lavulo Tengange (32) was sentenced to six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.38 grams of methamphetamine, when arrested in Ngele’ia.
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Wednesday 11 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alamoni Makafilia (33) is serving 16-years imprisonment, for armed robberies at two petrol stations in Tongatapu in 2018 where he shot and wounded two petrol station attendants.
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Monday 9 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury of seven has found former Prime Minister Lord Tu‘ivakano guilty on three charges that include making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a passport and perjury, at the end of a 21-days trial at the Supreme Court. The accused will be sentenced next month.
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Friday 6 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown has dropped six charges of bribery and money laundering against Lord Tu'ivakano, in relation to the issuance of Tongan passports to Chinese nationals. The jury trial proceeds next week on three remaining charges against the former Prime Minister.
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Wednesday 4 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’ivakano has pleaded guilty this morning, March 4 to possession of an arm without a license. He will be sentenced on a later date.
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Wednesday 4 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’ivakano has denied offences made against him relating to the issuance of Tongan passports to Chinese nationals, when he gave evidence as the first witness for defense, on March 3.
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Wednesday 26 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The jury trial against Lord Tu'ivakano on offences relating to the issuance of Tongan passports continues with revelations that legal advice from the then Acting Attorney General against the issuance of Tongan passports to Chinese applicants was ignored. The court was told this was despite real concerns of criminal activity.
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Wednesday 26 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-year-old boy received a fully suspended sentence for indecently assaulting a 51-year-old woman, who was going for a run in the morning. "No member of society deserves to be set upon in broad daylight in the way in which the defendant did here,” said the Chief Justice in sentencing the offender.
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Saturday 22 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against Lord Tu'ivakano on offences relating to Tongan passports, heard from a Crown witness, that despite lack of concrete evidence to prove naturalisation in two passport applications, the accused still directed for their issuance.
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Tuesday 18 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The jury trial against Lord Tu’ivakano who is charged with 10 counts, mostly passport related offences is continuing, in its second week at the Supreme Court, in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 11 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’ivakano has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges, five of which are for acceptance of a bribe by a government servant, at the start of his jury trial, at the Supreme Court today, February 11. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 6 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Filipe Jr and a co-accused pleaded not guilty to illicit drug charges, when they appeared for the first time at the Supreme Court on February 6.
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Friday 24 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The illicit drugs case against Sione Filipe Jr is set to be called for the first time on February 6, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 23 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial for Lord Tu’ivakano on charges relating to the issuance of Tongan passports starts on February 10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who assaulted a soldier in September last year were found guilty at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa, on December 16.
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Thursday 19 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rizvi Jurangpathy whose employment contract was terminated by Tonga Communications Corporation in 2017, was awarded $165,000 pa'anga in damages by the Lord Chief Justice, who found he was subjected to unfair treatment when he was under investigation for the allegations against him. The employer had relied on “inaccurate and inadequate” information and breached its obligations.
Wednesday 18 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple has been convicted of serious sexual crimes of rape, sodomy and serious indecent assault of a woman in Neiafu earlier this year.
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Tuesday 17 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) in the Nuku'alofa CBD, have pleaded not guilty on December 17 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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