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Court panel rejects Pflueger's appeal of state land board's $4 million fine

Mud from the retired auto dealer's land had flowed onto a Kauai reef in 2001

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 02, 2013

~~<p>Embattled retired auto dealer James Pflueger, who faces federal tax fraud and state manslaughter trials this year, was dealt a legal setback when the state appeals court recently upheld a $4 million penalty against him after runoff from his property damaged a beach and a pristine coral reef on Kauai's north shore.</p>
<p>Pflueger, 86, is charged with manslaughter for the breach of his Ka Loko Dam, which released a wall of water that swept seven people to their deaths in March 2006.</p>
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Embattled retired auto dealer James Pflueger, who faces federal tax fraud and state manslaughter trials this year, was dealt a legal setback when the state appeals court recently upheld a $4 million penalty against him after runoff from his property damaged a beach and a pristine coral reef on Kauai's north shore.

Pflueger, 86, is charged with manslaughter for the breach of his Ka Loko Dam, which released a wall of water that swept seven people to their deaths in March 2006. Login for more...



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