AMERICAN SAMOAN JAILED FOR POSING AS CHIEF

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, Feb. 3) - A man has been jailed in American Samoa for using a chiefly title in defiance of a court order.

Peteru Luavasa Tauala was barred by the high court from using the title Tauala, which he had done on four occasions, including funerals.

Last year, Peteru was found guilty of contempt and jailed for 60 days for the unauthorized use of the title.

In the latest ruling, the court said Peteru had learned nothing from his 60days of confinement.

February 4, 2004

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