Media owner pleads guilty to domestic violence charges

The owner of an online media group has pleaded guilty to three domestic violence-related charges after entering a guilty plea to bribing a law enforcement officer. 

Fuiavailiili Mano Gago, the owner of the Loabay Online media, entered his plea in addition to the domestic violence charges this week. 

Those charges are intentional damage, threatening words and armed with a dangerous weapon in that separate incident. 

He was represented by lawyer Maureen Tuimalealiifano in the District Court proceedings.

Fuiavailiili had his matter adjourned until Tuesday next week for the court to consider if he is eligible for the rehabilitation programme. 

The accused allegedly tried to bribe a police officer with $20 tala when he was trying to enter a scene of a double homicide case at Malifa earlier this year. 

The police officer did not accept the bribe with the accused later getting charged. 

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