This Top Clinton Ally Just Went Down for… What?!

Onetime Democratic donor Ed Buck was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday for drug and sex crimes determined to have caused the overdose deaths of two men.

Prosecutors and Buck’s attorneys have agreed to postpone a hearing to determine how much Buck must pay in restitution while his lawyers gather records of his finances. Buck asked the court to “take a look at my life in total” and not “the horrible caricature the government painted me as” before being sentenced, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Buck does not value human life beyond his own,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Norell wrote to Judge Christina Snyder. “He used human beings as playthings, destroying their lives merely to appease his own sexual gratifications.” Read more…

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