5 Jun 2019

More Samoan church ministers in court on tax charges

11:19 am on 5 June 2019

A new group of 19 church ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa have entered not guilty pleas to charges of withholding taxes and failing to file tax returns.

Jubilee Church at Malua

Photo: Tipi Autagavaia

According to the Samoa Observer all of the accused have been remanded and will appear on 29 August for what is expected to be a two day hearing.

This is the second group of CCCS Ministers charged under the new tax laws.

The first group of 20 will have their hearing on 1 July.

The church, at its general conference last month, set aside money to cover the ministers legal fees.

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