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Ed Buck

American political activist

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Edward Bernard Peter Buck is an American businessman, LGBTQ political activist and Democratic political fundraiser. A former model and actor, he made a significant amount of money running and selling the data service company Gopher Courier. He became involved in politics after the election of Evan Mecham as Governor of Arizona in 1986; Buck, an Arizona native, led the effort to recall him from office due to Mecham's perceived racism and corruption, which ended in Mecham's impeachment by the Arizona Senate in 1988 on the basis of various charges, including misusing government funds, before a recall election could occur. The experience led Buck to change his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and he has since donated heavily to Democratic politicians. In 2007, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for the city council of West Hollywood, California.

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Democratic donor Ed Buck exploited, drugged at least 10 men, federal charge says

Ed Buck, who faces a federal charge, exploited at least 10 men, offering them drugs, sex and money, prosecutors said.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Democratic donor charged with distributing drug resulting in death of man

Democratic Party donor Ed Buck was charged in federal court in Los Angeles with distribution of the drug methamphetamine resulting in the death of a 26-year-old man, officials said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Democratic donor arrested after multiple men overdose in his home

A prominent Democratic donor is accused of running a drug den out of his Southern California home. Ed Buck is being held on $4 million bail after his arrest overnight. Two men have died in his West..
CBS News - Published

Democratic donor Ed Buck charged with running 'drug den' after another man overdosed in Los Angeles home

At least three men have overdosed, two of them fatally, at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck, Los Angeles prosecutors say.
USATODAY.com - Published

Prominent Democratic donor charged with running deadly drug den

L.A. authorities say Ed Buck ran it out of his West Hollywood apartment, where two men fatally overdosed, and preyed mainly on homeless men to engage in sexual fantasies
CBS News - Published

Democratic donor accused of human trafficking and revenge porn

Prominent political activist Ed Buck is facing new legal troubles as the mother of a man who died in his home​ has filed an amended civil suit
CBS News - Published

2nd Man Found Dead in Ed Buck’s Home Overdosed on Methamphetamine

Timothy Dean, 55, like Gemmel Moore, 26, died of an accidental methamphetamine overdose in the West Hollywood apartment, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
NYTimes.com - Published

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