A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses.
Ed Buck, 66, was found guilty of all nine felony counts in federal court, which could lead to a life sentence. The verdict came exactly four years after one of the victims, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore, was found dead of an overdose in Buck’s West Hollywood apartment.
“Today is bittersweet,” LaTisha Nixon, Moore’s mother, said after the verdict. “We got the victory today.”
In 2019, Ed Buck was arrested and charged with nine counts including enticement to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of maintaining a drug-involved premise, as well as two counts of providing drugs resulting in death.
Brown was one of several who testified this week against Ed Buck, detailing a world of pay to play, where Buck used his money to lure mostly vulnerable Black men to his West Hollywood apartment. Buck would offer to inject these men with meth, in exchange for money.
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