9 Aug 2010

US tries to have suit by Samoa MP for wrongful arrest thrown out

7:30 pm on 9 August 2010

The United States Government is pushing for a Missouri court to dismiss a civil suit being brought by Samoa MP, Hans Joachim Keil over his arrest on immigration charges two years ago.

The charges were later dismissed.

Mr Keil filed a suit last year in Branson, Missouri, claiming wrongful arrest.

But the Government asserts the case should be dismissed fo lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.