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A Clinton Megadonor Is Going Away For Years, Why Are They Silent?

On Thursday, a wealthy political activist and Democratic donor were sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for supplying drugs to two black men who overdosed in his West Hollywood apartment.

Ed Buck, 67, is convicted of targeting Black men who were experiencing homelessness, addiction, and poverty. Buck was convicted last year of nine felony counts stemming from the deaths of the two victims Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean.

Moore and Dean died of methamphetamine overdoses 18 months apart. Gemmel Moore, 26, died of an overdose in July 2017 and Timothy Dean, 55, died in January 2019.

Prosecutors claimed he would bring them to his apartment for sexually charged sessions in which he would inject them with methamphetamine and drug them with sedatives, with or without their consent.

In a statement, Prosecutors said, “Buck exploited the wealth and power balance between them by offering his victims money to use drugs and to let Buck inject them with narcotics.”

According to a 2019 indictment, Buck “engaged in a pattern of soliciting men to consume drugs that Buck provided and perform sexual acts at Buck’s apartment” a practice described in the document as “party and play.”

The victims were solicited on social media, including a gay dating website, and Buck used a recruiter to scout and proposition men, prosecutors said.

Over the course of the two-week trial, federal prosecutors called more than 20 witnesses, including four men who told of smoking methamphetamine that Buck provided and then being pressured to allow the defendant to inject them with the drug.

According to court documents, Buck, also known as “Doctor Kevorkian,” had at least ten victims and would sometimes drug them while they were unconscious. After Buck injected him with a tranquilizer, one victim claimed he was “unable to move.” Later, when Buck demanded that he leave his house, he “became frustrated and obtained a power saw from a closet, turned it on, and approached [the] victim with it.”

Prosecutors urged the judge to sentence Buck to life in prison, saying that he used “human beings as playthings, destroying their lives merely to appease his own sexual gratification”. Buck’s attorneys sought a 10-year sentence, rather than “relegating him to death in prison”. They asked the judge to consider Buck’s drug addiction, which they said he developed because of a medical condition, and the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his father and several priests.

Since 2000, Buck who was active and well known in LGBTQ political circles and animal rights issues has donated more than $500,000 to a range of Democratic groups and politicians, including tens of thousands of dollars to California candidates such as Gov. Gavin Newsom and even the two presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He also served in 2016 as one of California’s Electoral College members.

However, Fox News reports that even after Ed Buck was charged on Tuesday, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama remained quiet on what they will do with the money they received from a Democratic mega-donor.

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Sources: Trendingpolitics, Cbsnews, Foxnews

 

 

 



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