12 Feb 2014

Jail sentence for producing fake American Samoa ID cards

2:58 pm on 12 February 2014

An American Samoan immigration officer, Polone Savea, has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined 3,000 US dollars for creating fake Immigration ID cards for several Chinese women.

The 50-year-old employee created the fake ID cards using old ID numbers from closed immigration files.

The ID cards appeared genuine as they bore the ASG seal and the signature of the attorney general at the time.

Savea was sentenced to 28 months in jail as a condition of his seven-year probation, but consistent with similar cases in the past, the court ordered that all but 12 months will be stayed.