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Fiji TV behind charges against LAUTV boss
11:55 am GMT+12, 07/10/2008, Samoa
Fiji Television Limited is the complainant in the 68 charges of theft laid against owner and chief executive officer of the defunct LAUTV, Tuiasau Leota Uelese Petaia, Samoan Observer reports.

Tuiasau, 54, of Vini Fou, appeared in court last Tuesday, 30 September, to face those charges.

Defence counsel Ameperosa Roma was granted his request of an adjournment to allow time for Police to submit all the charges to him.  

The court has adjourned until 7 October. The defendant was remanded on bail.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between September last year and April this year.

LAUTV was closed down in September last year.

Tuiasau is a former Chief Executive Officer of national television, then called Televise Samoa, and editor of the defunct Samoa Times. He also had a brief stint with the Samoa Observer as Editor.

Source: PACNEWS/SAMOA OBSERVER

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