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Your issue as to money would be between you and the first attorney. You could pursue them through the State Bar, although they may not be much help under these facts, or by filing a lawsuit in an appropriate court.
There is no recourse as to the second attorney. They still have the right to be paid and the right to withdraw without the job being completed if they are not being paid and if the court will allow them to withdraw.
As I said above, your recourse is to file a complaint through the State Bar or to file a lawsuit against the first attorney for the money. Even if his daughter was the one who stole the money she was obviously working for him at the time.
Whether the second attorney was brought into the case by the first attorney or whether you hired him directly doesn't make any difference in whether or not he will withdraw if not paid. The court will likely allow him to do so if he files the motion.