Wealthy Democrat donor, Ed Buck, was found guilty on all 9 counts relating to exchanging drugs for sex last year.
Buck reportedly injected gay men in the Los Angeles area with methamphetamines in exchange for sexual favors, leading to the overdose and death of both Timothy Dean and Gemmel Moore.
Dean was 55 at the time of his death, while Moore was 26.
Supporters of the victims allege that Buck was protected for years due to mainstream media suppression and his influence over the Democratic Party.
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Buck was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on Thursday. Here’s more on the story:
NBC Los Angeles reports:
In a sentencing memorandum, federal prosecutors said he lured young Black men who were often experiencing homelessness, addiction, and/or poverty to his apartment for sexually charged sessions in which he would inject them with methamphetamine and drug them with sedatives, with and without their consent.
The Guardian explains:
Gemmel Moore, 26, fatally overdosed at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment in July 2017. A second man, Timothy Dean, 55, died nearly two years later in 2019 from a fatal overdose of methamphetamine at Buck’s home. It wasn’t until a third man overdosed twice at the apartmentthat Buck was arrested and charged. All three men were Black.