5 Feb 2007

American Samoa Senate still seeking documents for Retirement Fund review

11:08 am on 5 February 2007

The American Samoa Government's Employees Retirement Fund board has met a January 29th deadline to produce documents that were supboened by the Senate Retirement Committee.

However absent from the papers turned over by the board are passports and airline tickets that the Senate had sought as verification of a trip that board members made to London last year.

Senate Counsel Roy Hall Jr, says he is recommending to the Senate that subpoenas be issued to the board members individually to produce their travel documents.

The Retirement Fund board had move to block the Senate supboenas by seeking a temporary restraining order from the courts.

However the High Court denied the motion.

The Senate investigation of the Retirement Fund is still with the Senate Retirement Committee.

Mr Hall said it would be up to the Senate if the Retirement Fund investigation was turned over to the Senate select Investigative Committee.