14 Jul 2006

American Samoa's former ASPA boss to be investigated

1:23 pm on 14 July 2006

American Samoa's Attorney General, Sialega Malaetasi Togafau, has been asked to investigate allegations of impropriety against the former acting CEO of the American Samoa Power Authority, John Marsh.

The request was made by Senate President, Lolo Letalu Moliga, who says the allegations over the private use of materials paid for by the authority, are serious and should automatically warrant investigation.

Lolo says in a letter to the Attorney-General that Mr Marsh should be placed on leave while the allegations are investigated.

He says this will assure transparency and will exonerate the Board of Directors from any accusations of a cover up.