Kaushal Niroula and The Gay Grifters
- San Francisco stockbroker Thomas White has alleged that Replogle and Garcia concocted a fraudulent lawsuit which they settled for $7 million for his alleged sexual assault of young Mexican boys.
- Niroula, posing as a Nepalese prince, contributed to the collapse of the New College of California by persuading its president, Martin Hamilton to grant him course credits in exchange for the promise of a million-dollar donation which never materialized.
- Japanese tourist Megumi Hisamatsu claims that Niroula embezzled half a million dollars from her after convincing her to go in on a Hawaiian real estate deal.
- Silicon Valley executive Gary Heidenreich says Niroula and Manning tricked him into paying a $400,000 deposit to buy a surrealist painting that was never for sale in the first place.
- Stephen and Ina Mae Valentino contend that Niroula stole $300,000 in jewelry from the Marin County home to which they'd welcomed him.
- Slot-machine executive Tyson Wrensch says Garcia stole his money and identity when he let him house-sit his Las Vegas home.
Now, five of them face trial for charges related to the 2008 murder of Clifford Lambert in Palm Springs. Supposedly, the two cherubic, baby-faced leaders, Garcia and Niroula, enlisted two younger men as muscle and two older men as advisors in a plot to defraud a lonely retiree of his worldly possessions.