3 Feb 2017

American Samoa Fono confirms AG

6:43 am on 3 February 2017

American Samoa's Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has been confirmed after near unanimous endorsement by the Fono.

American Samoa's Legal Affairs Department

American Samoa's Legal Affairs Department Photo: RNZI/Monica Miller

He's the first director in Governor Lolo Moliga's second administration to be confirmed by the legislature.

The Senate vote was unanimous 16-0 while in the House Talauega was confirmed by a vote of 15 to two.

Talauega went before the House legal Affairs Committee earlier this week and was later questioned in a two hour hearing before the Senate Rules Committee.

Talauega first became Attorney General in January 2014.