A local henchman of alleged murderer and con man Kaushal Niroula has pleaded guilty to robbery, attempted murder, and other charges in connection with the Dec. 2008 disappearance of retired Palm Springs art dealer Cliff Lambert, The Desert Sun reports. Matt SmithGrifters allegedly hid an old man's ... More >>
Kaushal Niroula A Southern California judge today ordered a murder trial for two of five men charged in the "Gay Grifter" case, in which a crew led by a San Francisco-based Nepalese immigrant allegedly killed a Palm Springs retiree and and looted his assets.Testimony during a preliminary hearing ... More >>
Russell ManningSan Francisco art dealer Russell Manning, 67, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges related a to the December killing of a Palm Springs collector. He is the sixth suspect charged in the so-called gay grifter murder, in which a group of sex-partner-swapping alleged con ... More >>
Kaushal NiroulaFour San Franciscan alleged con men accused in Palm Springs of robbing and killing a 74-year-old retiree can breathe easier following a meeting last week with prosecutors, according to City News Service ace Jessica E. Davis. Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco had filed cha ... More >>
He claimed to be Nepalese royalty, but police say Kaushal Niroula is a con man whose crew of gay grifters may have murdered a wealthy Palm Springs man.
Courtesy Tyson WrenschDaniel GarciaDaniel Garcia, 27, one of five San Francisco alleged con men charged with murdering and robbing a retired Palm Springs art dealer, knew nothing of the purported crimes, his attorney said Wednesday.So how is it that during the two weeks following the Dec. 4 disappea ... More >>
Rod PachecoRiverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco, a former death penalty prosecutor who ran for office on a law-and-order ticket, vowed he would end a purported gay grifter crime spree carried out by a band of San Francisco murder suspects. Sometime boyfriends Kaushal Niroula, 27, and Danie ... More >>
Courtesy Tyson WrenschDaniel GarciaKaushal Niroula, 27, and Daniel Garcia, 26, both suspects in an alleged scheme to loot the assets of a missing Palm Springs man, have been charged with murder, according to new filings in Riverside County court. Both men face charges of murder while committing a fe ... More >>
David Replogle, a San Francisco attorney famed for winning a $7 million sex abuse settlement from prominent local stockbroker Thomas White, has been charged with murder in connection with an unrelated Palm Springs fraud case, according to new charges filed in Riverside County court. Replogle has bee ... More >>
Palm Springs arrests cast doubt on the prosecution of a San Francisco man in a sex tourism case.
Kaushal NiroulaThe recent arrest of San Franciscans Kaushal Niroula, Daniel Garcia and a bevy of alleged cohorts in an alleged Palm Springs identity theft scam, provided a glimpse into an apparently illicit world where a band of young, attractive men used the casual, all-male intimacy of the San Fra ... More >>
Five years ago, federal sex abuse charges lodged against against financier Thomas Frank White put an elderly San Francisco multimillionaire's face on what was then seen as the growing international scourge of sex tourism. This week White's main accuser and his attorney, who together helped set ... More >>
Kaushal NiroulaAttorney David Replogle and three other San Francisco defendants face charges linked to the fraudulent sale of a Palm Springs home whose elderly owner disappeared December 4, police say. Bail is set at $5 million.Prior to the Palm Springs charges filed earlier this month, Replogle's p ... More >>