Additional Charges for Woman who Forged Judge’s Signature


Fri 29 Jan 2021, Mulinuu Courthouse, Apia. The sentencing for a 37 year old woman who forged the signature of District Court Judge Talasa Atoa-Saaga was postponed to allow additional charges to be processed.

Vinetta Lapana Lagoto of Tapueleele and Vailima faces six more charges of forgery.

The additional charges are allegedly related to Ms Lagoto forging the signature of a senior lawyer, Papalii Lio Taeu Masipau, on adoption documents for Haroseta Faapelepele and Eterei Minute.

Justice Vui Clarence Nelson last Friday adjourned the matter, to be called together with the forgery related to the signature Judge Atoa-Saaga.

Marieta H Ilalio