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Busted Democratic donor Ed Buck gave to Hillary Clinton, Obama

The donor who was arrested after another man overdosed in his California home contributed thousands of dollars to a wide array of state and national Democratic politicians — including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday for running a drug house and other crimes after a man overdosed on methamphetamines at his West Hollywood apartment last week.

The man survived, but two others — Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean — died in overdoses at Bucks apartment over the last two years, promoting protests calling for his arrest.

Buck, a former model who earned a fortune selling a courier business in Arizona, made the bulk of his donations — $300,000 — to the Animal PAC/Social Compassion in Legislation for Animals that advocates for the humane treatment of all animals, according to an analysis by CBS Los Angeles dating back to 2009.

A West Hollywood, Ca. home owned by Ed BuckAP

But the 65-year-old Buck, called a “violent, dangerous sexual predator” in court papers, also doled out thousands of dollars in cash to a number of Democratic politicians between 2007 and 2016.

Along with donations to Clinton and Obama Buck gave to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rep. Ted Lieu and Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Moore, 26, who was homeless and worked as a prostitute, died at Bucks home in July 2017, while Dean, 55, was found dead there last January.

Prosecutors portrayed Buck as a pervert who preyRead More – Source

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