Arrested Democratic donor, Ed Buck gave to Hillary Clinton, Obama
Moore and Timothy Dean — died from overdoses at Buck’s apartment over the last two years, promoting protests calling for his arrest.
Buck, a former model who earned a fortune selling a courier business in Arizona, made the bulk of his donations — $300,000 — to the Animal PAC/Social Compassion in Legislation for Animals that advocates for the humane treatment of all animals, according to an analysis by CBS Los Angeles dating back to 2009.
But the 65-year-old Buck, called a “violent, dangerous sexual predator” in court papers, also doled out thousands of dollars in cash to a number of Democratic politicians between 2007 and 2016.
Along with donations to Clinton and Obama, Buck gave to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rep. Ted Lieu and Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Moore, 26, who was homeless and worked as a prostitute, died at Buck’s home in July 2017, while Dean, 55, was found dead there last January.
Prosecutors portrayed Buck as a pervert who preys on his victims.
“From his home, in a position of power, Buck manipulates his victims into participating in his sexual fetishes,” according to court papers. “These fetishes include supplying and personally administering dangerously large doses of narcotics to his victims. … Not deterred by the senseless deaths of Moore and Dean, the defendant nearly killed a third victim last week.”
Buck is expected to be arraigned Wednesday. He faces more than five years in prison if convicted.
[New York Post]
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