3 Aug 2005

American Samoan bank probe continues

2:54 pm on 3 August 2005

The American Samoa Senate legal team and staff are still reviewing hundreds of documents from the Executive Branch and the two local banks as part of its probe into the number of local and off-island government bank accounts.

The Senate Budget Committee began issuing subpoenas in May after the Administration failed to provide a full disclosure of all government accounts held at both local banks and off-island banks.

The discovery of the more than 110 bank accounts was only made known after subpoenas were issued to ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank and Bank of Hawai'i.

Both banks compiled with the subpoenas .

Last week, the Togiola Administration fully complied with the subpoenas issued in May, providing three large boxes of documents sought by the Senate since March this year.