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Monday, January 3, 2011

David Replogle, San Francisco Attorney, Guilty in 'Gay Grifter' Murder

Posted By on Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 3:55 PM

click to enlarge Replogle's trading his white-shoe financial district law practice for a prison jumpsuit
  • Replogle's trading his white-shoe financial district law practice for a prison jumpsuit
Replogle's trading his white-shoe financial district law practice for a prison jumpsuit
San Francisco attorney David Repogle was convicted Monday of helping to kill and attempting to loot the assets of a Palm Springs retiree. Also convicted was Miguel Bustamante, a Daly City barkeep purportedly hired to help murder Cliff Lambert, a wealthy retired art dealer. Still awaiting trial are alleged accomplices Danny Garcia, and Kaushal Niroula -- the leader of an alleged con-artist crew who purportedly engineered swindles worth millions of dollars in diverse areas such as fine art and real estate.

Prosecutors say the conspirators forged documents in order to illegally transfer title of Lambert's house, and killed him in order to keep the deed secret.

Replogle once enjoyed local fame as an anti-child abuse crusader, after

recruiting underage plaintiffs willing to claim San Francisco financier

Thomas White had sex with them. Among the plaintiffs was Garcia, who is

expected to face similar murder charges next year.

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