Former San Francisco attorney David Replogle has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in conspiring to murder a Palm Springs man in order to steal the man’s home and art work.
Clifford Lambert, an elderly gay man who lived alone, was stabbed to death in his Palm Springs home in 2008; his body has never been found. David Replogle was convicted of eight felony counts related to Lambert’s disappearance, including murder and an attempt to transfer title of Lambert’s home into his own name (title fraud).
Replogle’s reputed lover, Kaushal Niroulak, is awaiting trial on the murder, as is Danny Garcia. Miguel Bustamante, who allegedly committed the actual murder, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison along with David Replogle.
David Replogle became well-known in San Francisco in 2003 for winning a $10 million judgment against San Francisco financier Thomas White, who Replogle and Danny Garcia claimed committed sexual crimes against Garcia and other children in Puerto Vallarta. White staunchly denies assaulting any children and accused Replogle of bribing children to testify against him in order to obtain a large settlement.
Read the original article in SF Weekly.