Pflueger dam trial advances - News

Pflueger dam trial advances - News

There are 30 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 23, 2009, titled Pflueger dam trial advances - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

LIHUE >> Ka Loko Dam owner James Pflueger told a man responsible for maintenance of the dam "to mind your own business" when advised that covering an emergency spillway could be dangerous, according to grand jury testimony read in court yesterday.

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Boycott

Honolulu, HI

#22 Apr 23, 2009
I think that there are too many unknowns to come to a quick judgement on Pflueger. Find the guy or company who operated the bulldozer and ask them if they filled the spillway. I'm sure the old man wasn't driving the bulldozer himself. Then, you have to consider, if there was a spillway at all. The spillway would have had to be constructed properly to work and withstand an overflow, otherwise it is just a lower portion of a dam which is also subject to collapse. Then, if the dam was old, constructed under old and outdated techniques, safety standards, storm data, and not inspected. Well, the dam might have collapsed and failed anyway.
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#23 Apr 23, 2009
Go after the rich guy.

Plain and simple. Sue everyone, but only one defendent has money and it ain't "Hitch"

Why waste tax payers money if the guy is poor?
Taxpayers Have Money

Kilauea, HI

#24 Apr 23, 2009
JoeLocal wrote:
Go after the rich guy.
Plain and simple. Sue everyone, but only one defendent has money and it ain't "Hitch"
Why waste tax payers money if the guy is poor?
In the civil case, Pflueger, the State, Kauai County and the Lucas estate all have lots of money. The criminal case is about who goes to jail
Hoapili

AOL

#25 Apr 23, 2009
HanoHano wrote:
"It's my reservoir and I'll do what I want." What an arrogant total disregard for human life! Pflueger's attitude is so typical of the old sense of colonial entitlement. This only serves to fuel racial resentment, particularly when emotions are on edge in a bad economy. Seven manslaughter charges equals MURDER!!!!!!!
Are you aware that Jimmy Pflueger is Hawaiian (a fact the media seldom if ever mention)?
Anonymous

Waianae, HI

#26 Apr 23, 2009
Pflueger...listen carefully.
Don't worry about it.
Live on in full.

Aloha

(and I mean it)
APtofView

United States

#27 Apr 23, 2009
joe wrote:
why is everyone picking on him he seems like a simple blue jeans kind of guy
Because he has a history of taking actions with little/no regard for the law, holding a$$ that he doesn't/won't get caught, and if he does, he uses his cronies/wealth to get him out of trouble.

JP is well known for being a bully and arrogant, I've had first had experience with him from years past, and he hasn't changed an inch. He even has the governor under his wing.

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#28 Apr 24, 2009
He's going to take the rap for the state's incompetence.
surfacesurfer

Derendingen, Switzerland

#30 Apr 25, 2009
Boycott wrote:
I'm sure the old man wasn't driving the bulldozer himself.
There is video evidence of Pflueger driving around in a bulldozer - he was showing off as so often...
Boycott wrote:
Then, you have to consider, if there was a spillway at all. The spillway would have had to be constructed properly to work and withstand an overflow, otherwise it is just a lower portion of a dam which is also subject to collapse.
There is photgraphic evidence of a concrete spillway from the sometime after Pflueger bought the dam.

Yes, others have had a hand in this tragedy but 95% of the blame points to Pflueger!
Kauai Knows

Hilo, HI

#31 Apr 25, 2009
APtofView wrote:
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Because he has a history of taking actions with little/no regard for the law, holding **** that he doesn't/won't get caught, and if he does, he uses his cronies/wealth to get him out of trouble.
JP is well known for being a bully and arrogant, I've had first had experience with him from years past, and he hasn't changed an inch. He even has the governor under his wing.
Pflueger will go down in Hawai'i history as one of the Worst People who ever walked our shores.

In 2001 Pflueger plowed tons of dirt over the edge of a cliff and destroyed Pilaa beach - and one of the most pristine reefs in the islands. He was fined over $12 million dollars (and in fighting this case with his countersuits, he nearly bankrupted Kauai County)-- http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/03/10/n...

In 2006 the EPA charged Pflueger the largest fine in history:
-$7.5 million settlement over Clean Water Act violations on Kauai includes
-$2 million in penalties and
-$5.3 million to prevent erosion and restore streams affected by illegal construction activity.

So, this timeline of Pflueger's guilt with his dam "construction" should be no surprise:
http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/03/26/n...

The man is pure evil.

His lawyers must love him (William McCorriston, Pflueger's attorney is another person who should go down in history as one of the Worst People of Hawai'i).
Anonymous

Waianae, HI

#32 Apr 25, 2009
Kauai Knows wrote:
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Pflueger will go down in Hawai'i history as one of the Worst People who ever walked our shores.
In 2001 Pflueger plowed tons of dirt over the edge of a cliff and destroyed Pilaa beach - and one of the most pristine reefs in the islands. He was fined over $12 million dollars (and in fighting this case with his countersuits, he nearly bankrupted Kauai County)-- http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/03/10/n...
In 2006 the EPA charged Pflueger the largest fine in history:
-$7.5 million settlement over Clean Water Act violations on Kauai includes
-$2 million in penalties and
-$5.3 million to prevent erosion and restore streams affected by illegal construction activity.
So, this timeline of Pflueger's guilt with his dam "construction" should be no surprise:
http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/03/26/n...
The man is pure evil.
His lawyers must love him (William McCorriston, Pflueger's attorney is another person who should go down in history as one of the Worst People of Hawai'i).
14.8 million... and still got shoogs.Gotta be something to it.
(Loud smack kiss)

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