Ed Buck, a Democratic donor and an activist who had two methamphetamine overdose deaths in West Hollywood was arrested in his flat place from 2017, Tuesday after his investigators said a third man had suffered an overdose in his house last week.
Mr Buck, 65, was charged with no previous costs for overdoses but was subject to an unfair death procedure, Tuesday with serious injury, methamphetamine administration and drug home maintenance. He has five years and eight months in prison.
The charges only apply to the latest incident, on September 11, when the Los Angeles district attorney's office says that Mr Buck interrupted a 37-year-old man with a methamphetamine in Mr Buck's house. The unrecognized man survived the overdose.
The two men who died in their apartments – Timothy Dean, 55, died in January, and Gemmel Moore, 26, died in July 2017 – accused Mr Buck, who is white, that he went black men.
Mr Moore's mother LaTisha Nixon said in the issue of wrongful death that Mr Buck had a “well documented history of isolating black men for predatory sexual contacts,” and a large number of protesters have gathered outside their home this year. demand for justice for men.
“I am always concerned about the safety of people whose life circumstances may make them more vulnerable to criminal predators,” said Jackie Lacey, attorney of Los Angeles County district, in a statement. “With this new light, I authorized the filing of criminal charges against Ed Buck.”
Mr Buck, Seymour I. Amster, a lawyer could not be arrested on Tuesday, but had previously refused to have any role in Mr Buck's death.
It was unclear whether Mr Buck would be arraigned. Prosecutors praised $ 4 million bonds.
Over the last decade, the long-term agent has given more than $ 116,000 to Democrats and candidates. The Democratic Democratic Campaigns Committee he told Fox News in January that he donated Mr Buck's contributions to the NALEO Educational Fund, a national bipartisan national group, and Representative Ted Lieu of California said he would give $ 18,000 contributions from Mr Buck to civil rights organizations .
Mr Buck was a great success in the 1980s in Arizona, when he was a Republican and in charge of Meacham's Recall Committee, tried to end the Gov. office. Evan Mecham, also Republican. Mr Mecham would then be imminent, charged with fraud and perjury.
Mr Buck changed parties later and gave about $ 1,500 back to Barack Obama and $ 2,950 to support Hillary Clinton, according to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks fundraising campaigns. He was a significant member of L.G.B.T. political circles, and was unsuccessful for West Hollywood City Council ten years ago.
It was considered suspected of the death of Mr Moore, but the police could not prove “beyond a reasonable doubt that Buck had suspected that he had supplied drugs to Gemmel Moore or that Jack had drugs,” according to court documents. received The Los Angeles Times. Following the death of Mr Dean in January, Lt Derrick Alfred from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with KTLA-TV, a local television station, said it was “suspicious that this happened twice now, so we will have to investigate to find out the criminal crime. ”
The wrong lawsuit said that Mr Buck had brought Mr Moore into the drug.
“I have been affected by drugs and the worst,” said Mr Moore's magazine, according to The Los Angeles Times. “Ed Buck is the person who thanks him, he gave me my first injection.” T
Mr Moore added: “If he didn't hurt so badly I didn't kill him but I let Ed Buck do it now.” T
Mihir Zaveri reported.