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Lawyer Sentenced For Pedestrian Death

FROM IDAHO MAIN NEWS A1 (Thursday, April 17, 1997): Correction Wrong name, date: Robert C. Farver, 75, of Post Falls, was struck and killed by a car on Dec. 4, 1996. An article in Wednesday’s Spokesman-Review gave an incorrect date and misspelled the victim’s name.

A Post Falls attorney pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 days in the Kootenai County sheriff’s work program.

Richard E. Kriger, 39, was also sentenced to 100 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine and two years’ probation on Monday.

Kriger was accused of driving in an inattentive manner in December when his Jeep struck and killed Robert C. Farber, 75, Post Falls.

Farber was a block and a half from his home, on his daily walk on Dec. 7.

The windshield of Kriger’s Jeep was iced over, according to police reports. Kriger told an officer he was distracted by business matters and was looking down in search of his wallet when his car struck Farver.

Kriger has law offices in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane. His ads say he specializes in winning disputes with insurance companies over automobile accident injuries.

Since 1989 in Kootenai County he has been cited three times for speeding as well as for running a stop sign, failing to provide proof of insurance and failing to register his vehicle.

, DataTimes

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