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Posted: Friday, July 19th, 2013 1:39 PM HST

Man accepts plea deal in deadly Kauai dam breach

By 67AM KPUA News

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) A retired car dealer pleaded no contest Thursday in a dam breach on Kauai that swept seven people to their deaths in 2006. State Attorney General spokeswoman Anne Lopez says that in exchange for James Pflueger's plea, state prosecutors agreed to drop seven manslaughter counts.

Lopez says the agreement calls for five years' probation when he's sentenced January 23. At the sentencing, prosecutors can argue for additional conditions such as community service or a fine.

Pflueger's company, Pacific 808 Properties, pleaded no contest to seven counts of manslaughter. The company will pay a $350,000 fine that will go toward a dam inspection and safety program. Each manslaughter count would have carried a sentence of 20 years in prison for the 87-year-old landowner.

Pflueger's attorneys couldn't be reached for comment.

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