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Ed Buck, 65, is on trial for giving 26-year-old Gemmel Moore a fatal methamphetamine overdose in July 2017

Democratic donor Ed Buck will be held behind bars during his trial because of a man's overdose at his home in Los Angeles

  • The 65-year-old donor is accused of drugging Gemmel Moore, 26, in July 2017
  • LA prosecutors demanded that Buck remain locked up during his trial
  • Attorney Claire Simonich said that Buck & # 39; is not currently opposed to detention & # 39;
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Donor to the Democratic Party, Ed Buck, remains locked up during his trial after being accused of causing the overdose of a man in his house, a court has decided.

The 65-year-old businessman, who incited thousands for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns, is accused of giving 26-year-old Gemmel Moore a fatal methamphetamine overdose.

During a hearing in Los Angeles on Thursday, prosecutors demanded that Buck be held behind bars for the duration of the trial.

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Ed Buck, 65, is on trial for giving 26-year-old Gemmel Moore a fatal methamphetamine overdose in July 2017

Ed Buck, 65, is on trial for giving 26-year-old Gemmel Moore a fatal methamphetamine overdose in July 2017

Buck arrives for a campaign meeting in Hollywood, California, September 22, 2010. He is now accused of drugging at least 10 men against their will

Buck arrives for a campaign meeting in Hollywood, California, September 22, 2010. He is now accused of drugging at least 10 men against their will

Buck arrives for a campaign meeting in Hollywood, California, September 22, 2010. He is now accused of drugging at least 10 men against their will

He has picked up thousands for presidential campaigns by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (shown in 2015)

He has picked up thousands for presidential campaigns by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (shown in 2015)

He has picked up thousands for presidential campaigns by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (shown in 2015)

This request was granted by magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh, after defender Claire Simonich said that Buck & # 39; is not disputing detention at this time, & quot; Fox news.

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In July 2017, Moore's limp and naked body was found on the floor of the donor in his house in West Hollywood.

Buck was charged earlier this month for the spread of meth, resulting in a prison sentence of at least 20 years.

In a lawsuit, the van Moore family claimed that Buck had sex with drugged young men.

Prosecutors, who consider the donor a & # 39; violent, dangerous sexual predator & # 39; Have also claimed his hand in the death of 55-year-old Timothy Dean who was found dead in his apartment in January.

Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead by an overdose of methamphetamine in Buck & # 39; s apartment in West Hollywood in July 2017, after the donor paid him to fly from Texas to meet him

Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead by an overdose of methamphetamine in Buck & # 39; s apartment in West Hollywood in July 2017, after the donor paid him to fly from Texas to meet him

Another black man, Buck & # 39; s local friend Timothy Dean, 55, was found dead there for the same reason eighteen months later, causing indignation in the Hollywood community and provoking protests until his arrest
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Another black man, Buck & # 39; s local friend Timothy Dean, 55, was found dead there for the same reason eighteen months later, causing indignation in the Hollywood community and provoking protests until his arrest

Gemmel Moore, 26, (left) was found dead by an overdose of methamphetamine in July 2017 and Timothy Dean, 55, (right) was also found dead 18 months later from an overdose in Buck's apartment

The coroner ruled both deaths accidentally overdoses, and the prosecutor in Los Angeles refused to lodge charges against Buck. Pictured: the apartment complex where Buck lives

The coroner ruled both deaths accidentally overdoses, and the prosecutor in Los Angeles refused to lodge charges against Buck. Pictured: the apartment complex where Buck lives

The coroner ruled both deaths accidentally overdoses, and the prosecutor in Los Angeles refused to lodge charges against Buck. Pictured: the apartment complex where Buck lives

The coroner had accidentally decided on both deaths and the public prosecutor in Los Angeles refused to lodge charges against Buck.

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But he was arrested this month after another man nearly died of an overdose in the donor's home.

Buck is further accused of pumping meth into at least 10 young men against their wishes after paying for sex

The prominent LGBT activist has donated tens of thousands of dollars to campaigns by Californian candidates, including Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Buck is seen in the back of a cruise ship after he was arrested Tuesday night at his home in West Hollywood

Buck is seen in the back of a cruise ship after he was arrested Tuesday night at his home in West Hollywood

Buck is seen in the back of a cruise ship after he was arrested Tuesday night at his home in West Hollywood

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He has also pumped money into campaigns from senior Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles.

Buck had a successful business career and became a pioneer in the field of computer technology.

He originally lived in Arizona before moving to Los Angeles.

A one-time registered republican, Buck began to engage in politics in Southern California in the early 1990s, during which time he moved to the Democrats.

In 2007, Buck fought a failed campaign to be elected to the West Hollywood City Council.

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