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Kauai dam break sentencing delayed for 2nd time

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A retired car dealer's sentencing is again delayed in a Kauai dam breach that swept seven people to their deaths in 2006.

James Pflueger's new sentencing date is scheduled for Aug. 28.

Pflueger pleaded no contest in July to first-degree reckless endangerment for his role in the Ka Loko dam break on his property. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to drop manslaughter charges.

A medical condition kept him from traveling from Honolulu to Kauai in January, when his original sentencing was scheduled.

The Garden Island reports a petition by dozens of Kilauea farmers and residents has been filed in court asking that Pflueger's sentence include orders to fix the dam and spillway.

Pflueger's attorney couldn't immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

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