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Matai fined for forging documents

By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 06 December 2021, 8:14PM

The Supreme Court has warned two senior matai of Samatau after they forged their own matai title registration forms, with the presiding Justice saying what the two did was “unnecessary and stupid”, before penalising them with fines.

Teleiai Emosa Elia and Mutimuti Teleiai were lucky to have escaped an imprisonment term after the Supreme Court on Friday fined them for forgery. Teleiai pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery while Mutimuti pleaded guilty to one count of forgery.

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By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 06 December 2021, 8:14PM
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