13 Jun 2017

Samoa Supreme court finds former prosecution director guilty

6:22 am on 13 June 2017
Director of the Public Prosecution office in Samoa, Mauga Precious Chang

Mauga Precious Chang Photo: supplied / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

Samoa's Supreme Court judge Mata Tuatagaloa has found the former director of the National Prosecution Office, Mauga Precious Chang, guilty of negligent driving causing injuries.

In her Appeal Court decision, the presiding judge upheld the District Court verdict of not guilty on two other alternative traffic charges.

This follows an appeal by an overseas lawyer Satiu Simativa Perese, who had been hired by the Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff, to take on the case against the former director after she had been cleared.

Last year, the District Court judge Fepulea'i Ameperosa Roma had found the former director not guilty of all charges.

The judge had found the prosecution evidence not proven beyond reasonable doubts.

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