Serial No. 104-50: Samoan White-Collar Crime: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Native American and Insular Affairs of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session on the Department of Justice Report on American Samoa White-Collar Crime Assessment Which Highlights Some Serious Problems and Suggests Possible Resolutions, August 3, 1995   [open pdf - 98MB]

This is the August 3, 1995 House hearing on "Samoan White-Collar Crime," held before the Subcommittee on Native American and Insular Affairs of the Committee on Resources. From the opening statement of Elton Gallegly: "The American Samoa White-Collar Crime Assessment, which was only recently released, and is the basis for this hearing, highlights a number of serious problems and suggests possible solutions. This subcommittee and the full Committee on Resources has already taken steps to address certain problems raised by the Assessment through the enactment of H.R. 1332, which contains the American Samoa Economic Development Act. The legislation approved by the committee provides additional funding to American Samoa, which is automatically withheld if stringent Federal audit standards are not met. In addition, in order to use the funding for capital improvement projects, American Samoa is required to establish independently audited, semi-autonomous agencies for various areas of public utilities and infrastructure. We have worked closely with the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General to develop the legislative language to apply Federal audit standards and enforcement mechanisms." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Savali Talavou Ale, Peter Tali Coleman, R. Wendell Harwell, A.P. Lutali, Mark Richard, Allen P. Stayman, and Malaetasi M. Togafau.

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