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.
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