32.0550 Disobeying order or obstructing hearing-Penalty.

Print This

If any individual in proceedings before the Commissioner disobeys or resists any lawful order or process, or misbehaves during a hearing or so near the place thereof as to obstruct the same, or neglects to produce, after having been ordered to do so, any pertinent book, paper or document, or refuses to take the oath as a witness, or after having taken the oath refuses to be examined according to the law, the Commissioner shall certify the facts to the High Court of American Samoa, which shall thereupon, in a summary manner, hear the evidence and punish such person in the same manner and to the same extent as for a contempt committed before the court, or commit such person upon the same conditions as if the doing of the forbidden act had occurred with reference to the process of or in the presence of the court.

History: 1967, PL 10-67.