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Mistrial Declared in Palm Springs Real Estate Fraud and Murder Case

One of four men charged with first-degree murder in a bizarre case involving a San Francisco attorney and a motley crew of co-conspirators has had a mistrial declared by the judge in Indio.

Daniel Garcia, 27, is representing himself in front of Riverside County Superior Court Judge David Downing along with co-defendants Kaushal Niroula, 28, Miguel Bustamante, 27, the attorney David Replogle, 60. The defendants are also facing charges of committing a murder for financial gain and during a robbery and a burglary, which could increase their sentences to life without parole if they are conficted.

A fifth co- defendant, Craig McCarthy, a former Marine, has already pleaded guilty and is likely to testify against his former associates.

McCarthy broke into the home of Clifford Lambert on December 5, 2008. Lambert was allegedly stabbed to death by Miguel Bustamante; his body has never been found.

David Replogle is accused of having created a phony power of attorney document that gave the defendants access to Lambert’s bank account. The defendants also allegedly tried to complete sell Lambert’s $1 million home for under $300,000 but were foiled by a judge who stopped the sale.Read the full article in the the Desert Sun of Palm Springs.

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