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Friday 31 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Lord Chief Justice quashed a Senior Magistrate’s decision and reinstated the guilty plea of man accused of theft. He returned the case for sentencing at the lower court in Nuku’alofa. The appeal included grounds that the Magistrate erred in law.
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Thursday 30 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Afuafu 'Uhatafe (52) was jailed for three-years for obtaining $32,825 pa’anga by false pretence from 104 people, she had falsely recruited in a work scam to Australia.
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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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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former policeman, Uasila’a Halasima was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for extortion, which was fully suspended at the Magistrate's Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 24 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Land Court ordered the registration of a tax allotment in 'Utulau to a plaintiff in a land dispute. The plaintiff went to the court when he discovered that the same lot he had applied for was granted to another person, in the estate of Tupouto'a.
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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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Wednesday 22 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A husband and wife who pleaded guilty to possession of methamphatamine were sentenced at the Supreme Court on July 20. One received a suspended sentence, while the other was placed on a good behaviour bond. The Chief Justice warned if they continued to live a lifestyle or associate with others that might tempt them to use drugs again, they should “just look at their children and think what it would be to lose them.”
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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mele Finau Finefeuiaki Penitani (27) was sentenced to two-years four-months imprisonment for the theft $66,500 pa’anga from customers at the ANZ Bank.
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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siliako Matangi To’aho was sentenced at the Supreme Court to three-years imprisonment for serious bodily harm, when he fractured the bone on his wife's hand with a hammer. The repeat offender has anger management issues.
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Monday 20 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Filomila Kaufusi (28) who pleaded guilty to cultivating 17 cannabis plants at a tax allotment at Hauloto in Tongatapu, received a suspended sentence at the Supreme Court, on July 17.
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Monday 20 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uasila’a Halasima was found guilty at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku'alofa for extorting $200 pa’anga from two men of Chinese origin, at Tanoa Hotel in Nuku’alofa.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were jailed by the Supreme Court for serious causing bodily harm to a victim whose jaw they fractured by kicking him.
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Thursday 16 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was found guilty at the Supreme Court on two counts of rape committed on a young girl in Tongatapu. He will be sentenced in August.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga ‘Akau’ola was sentenced at the Supreme Court to eight-years and nine-months imprisonment for the manslaughter death of Paea Lolohea in 2018.
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Friday 10 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Talia’uli Fatongiatau was found guilty of two counts of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis at the Supreme Court on July 10. A warrant for his arrest has been issued, after he failed to appear in Court.
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Wednesday 8 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lafitani Mahe was convicted of serious housebreaking and theft of properties worth around $34,000 mostly Tongan valuables at a home in Houmakelikao in 2019.
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Thursday 2 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An heir lost his claim in a land dispute against his younger brother and the Minister of Lands. This was after, the Land Court found that when he did not claim it, the land reverted back to the estate holder and there was nothing he could claim as heir.
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