Without a doubt, there are Republicans who are not entirely honest. But what also seems true is that Democrats and their allies far outpace their political opponents in the realm of wrongdoing, especially when it comes to kinky stuff.
You may recall the name of Southern California resident Ed Buck, the Democrat mega-donor who has given to Leftists like Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, and Ted Lieu. In January 2019, authorities in California reopened a criminal probe involving Buck after a second black man was found dead in a West Hollywood apartment owned by Buck in 18 months.
Buck, a champion for lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender rights, has donated more than $53,000 to Democratic candidates since 2008. As a result of pressure from Moore’s death, Buck resigned as a member of the Stonewall Democratic Club, a Los Angeles LGBT political group.
“It’s clear that there’s a pattern and a practice of Ed Buck to prey on vulnerable, young black gay men who are homeless, who are HIV positive, who he can manipulate with his money — and they end up dead inside his house,” activist Jasmyne Cannick said at the time. “No matter what Ed Buck’s attorney tries to spin it and say — it is very clear that Ed Buck plays a role in these young men’s deaths. He needs to be stopped.”
Looks like Cannick was onto something.
The Justice Department has now charged Buck with federal sex trafficking charges some months after he was arrested and charged with three counts of battery, maintaining a drug house, and administering methamphetamine.
The DOJ issued a press release Tuesday outlining the charges:
A federal grand jury today returned a superseding indictment charging Edward Buck with four additional felonies, including that he allegedly 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. …
The four additional counts charged today – bringing the total number of charges in this case to nine counts – include one count alleging that Buck knowingly enticed 26-year-old Gemmel Moore to travel to the Los Angeles area to engage in prostitution. Buck allegedly provided methamphetamine to Moore, who overdosed on the drug and died on July 27, 2017.
Buck also is charged with another count of enticing another man to travel with the intent of engaging in prostitution. …
Last year, a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging that Buck “engaged in a pattern of soliciting men to consume drugs that Buck provided and perform sexual acts at Buck’s apartment,” which is a practice described as “party and play.” Buck allegedly solicited victims on social media platforms, including a gay dating website, and used a recruiter to scout and proposition men.
Once the men were at his apartment, Buck allegedly prepared syringes containing methamphetamine, sometimes personally injecting the victims with or without their consent, according to the indictment. Buck also allegedly injected victims with more narcotics than they expected and sometimes injected victims while they were unconscious.
Each charge of distributing narcotics resulting in death carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, with a max of life without parole (also, there is no parole for lesser crimes in the federal system). The four additional charges carry a statutory maximum sentence of 60 years, according to the DOJ.
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