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Former Samoa doctor escapes jail for stealing a bull and cow
21-oct-2014 - RNZI.

A former prominent doctor, Le Mamea Emosi Puni, has escaped jail after being convicted for one count of stealing a bull and a cow.

The crimes carry a maximum jail sentence of seven years, but Samoa's chief justice, Patu Falefatu Sapolu instead ordered the Puni to pay a fine of $450 US.

The village council of Pu'apu'a has already punished Puni for the offences, who gifted the village two cattle, 50 cartons of tinned fish, a fine mat, and a voluntary payment of $1,000 US dollars.