Ed Buck Is Convicted of Providing Fatal Doses of Meth to 2 Men

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The deaths occurred astir 18 months isolated astatine the West Hollywood flat of Mr. Buck, a small-time Democratic donor.

Ed Buck successful  Los Angeles Superior Court successful  2019.
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Livia Albeck-Ripka

July 27, 2021, 7:28 p.m. ET

LOS ANGELES — Ed Buck, a small-time Democratic donor and governmental activist, was convicted by a national assemblage connected Tuesday of providing fatal doses of methamphetamine to 2 men who died astatine his West Hollywood flat astir 18 months apart.

The men, Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, died aft Mr. Buck provided them with methamphetamine that caused fatal overdoses, the assemblage found. The Justice Department has described the encounters arsenic “party and play” sessions that progressive Mr. Buck soliciting men and giving them drugs astatine his home.

Mr. Moore died connected July 27, 2017, and Mr. Dean connected Jan. 7, 2019.

This nonfiction volition beryllium updated.

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