Hillary Clinton mega-donor Ed Buck has been jailed for 30 years after he was convicted of killing two black men in his Hollywood home.
A spokesperson for the United States Attorney’s Office Central District of California confirmed that Buck was sentenced to prison for nine felonies.
In 2021, Buck was convicted by a federal jury for drugging two men to death after luring them into his lavish apartment.
The charges included two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises, and two counts of enticement to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution.
“It was a tremendous honor to be able to vindicate the rights of the victims in the case,” Assistant US Attorney Chelsea Norell said when Buck was convicted.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) broke down Buck’s crimes when he was arrested.
DOJ said Buck “enticed victims – including a man who died at his West Hollywood apartment after he administered drugs to him – to travel interstate to engage in prostitution.”
Buck, 65, was arrested in September 2019 after being charged in United States District Court with providing methamphetamine to a man who died after receiving the drug intravenously.
Since that time, federal authorities continued to investigate Buck for additional crimes.
He was eventually charged with nine counts – including one count that Buck knowingly enticed 26-year-old Gemmel Moore to travel to the Los Angeles area to engage in prostitution.
Buck drugged Moore with a lethal dose of methamphetamine against his will and he died on July 27, 2017.
He also killed another victim, Timothy Dean, after giving him a fatal overdose on January 7, 2019.
A jury found Buck guilty last year after deliberating for four hours and convicted him on two counts of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death.
He was also found guilty of enticing Moore and another man to travel to Los Angeles to engage in prostitution; knowingly and intentionally distributing methamphetamine; and using his West Hollywood apartment for the purpose of distributing narcotics such as methamphetamine, and the sedatives gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and clonazepam.
In the sentencing memorandum, federal prosecutors recommended a life sentence for the 67-year-old, arguing that his “insatiable appetite for injecting people turned lethal twice.”
“Buck solicited his victims in various ways, including using social media platforms, dating and escort websites, or via referrals from prior victims, including individuals he hired to do other work for him, offering a finder’s fee for referrals, evidence showed,” the report added.
Buck donated over $500,000 to Democrat Party causes and even served as one of California’s Electoral College members during the 2016 election.
He also gave money to California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), and Reps. Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu (D-CA).
During the trial, Buck’s lawyers, one of whom helped prosecute O.J. Simpson, claimed that the victims were drug addicts and were not killed by the meth Buck had supplied.