Sentencing in Kauai dam breach case delayed for Pflueger's medical condition

Published On: Jan 14 2014 07:24:00 PM HST
LIHUE, Hawaii -

Sentencing for the man accused of causing a deadly dam breach on Kauai has been delayed.

Attorneys for retired car deal Jimmy Pflueger say Pflueger cannot travel for six weeks "for medical reasons."

Pflueger told the Garden Island newspaper it’s due to "a leg condition."

Last year, the 87-year-old pleaded "no contest" for his role in the Ka Loko Dam break that happened on his property.

In exchange, prosecutors allowed Pflueger's company to absorb manslaughter charges that resulted in $350,000 in fines.

When the Ka Loko Dam breached in 2006, a flood of muddy water swept seven people to their deaths.
Pflueger was supposed to be sentenced for reckless endangerment on January 23.

His attorneys say that date has been moved to April 10.


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