13 Dec 2007

American Samoan immigration probe to be done by February

2:31 pm on 13 December 2007

The Attorney General's Office in American Samoa says it expects to complete its investigation into the government's Immigration Office by February.

The investigation, which started two months ago, resulted from the arrest of three immigration employees, and the assistant Attorney General Faamomoi Masaniai is quoted by the Samoa News as saying that part of the probe is still continuing.

He says the investigation does not only cover employees but also immigration policies and regulations and if the Immigration Office complied with these policies.

The Samoa News reports one of the main points of the investigation deals with employees who allegedly accepted money in exchange for giving out immigration ID to foreigners.

The Immigration Office is overseen by the Attorney General.