Guilty plea from Alan Pflueger, father's trial awaits

Alan Pflueger
Alan Pflueger

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii car dealer has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges in a deal that could lead to his having to testify against his 85-year-old father.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ( reports Saturday that Alan Pflueger pleaded guilty to filing a false 2005 tax return Friday.

Pflueger agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of co-defendants, which could include his father, James Pflueger, a retired auto dealer who is charged with conspiracy, filing false income tax returns and depositing $14 million in a Swiss bank account to avoid reporting it.

Alan Pflueger's lawyer says if called to testify his client with testify truthfully.

James Pflueger is also awaiting trial on manslaughter charges in the deaths of 7 people swept from their homes after a century-old earthen dam broke on his property upstream.

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