EDWARD Bernard Peter Buck is now a convicted felon.
On July 27, 2021, Buck was found guilty of multiple crimes connected to two deaths in West Hollywood, California.
Who is Ed Buck?
Buck, 66, is a former model, actor, businessman, political activist and Democratic political fundraiser.
He is known for giving large amounts of money to Democratic causes and candidates.
In 1989, he was the Grand Marshal at the International Gay Rodeo and is also known for his 1986 campaign, Mecham Watchdog Committee.
According to La Magazine, the committee was made to help recall Evan Mecham, who was known for his racist and homophobic actions, as Arizona governor.
Buck helped organize staged protests as well as organize letter-writing and signature efforts to help promote the recall of Mecham and in May 1988, his group triggered a recall election.
Buck has been openly gay since he was 16-years-old and was known for advocating for LGBT rights in politics over the years.
What is Ed Buck’s net worth?
As of 2021, there is no exact information on what Buck’s net worth is.
Some reports state that his net worth is somewhere between $3 million to $5 million while others estimate it to be around $15 million.
Buck’s net worth comes from his career as a model and also working for Rapid Information Services.
What was Ed Buck charged with?
On September 17, 2019, Buck was charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.
In April 2020, he was then charged with four more counts, including, of enticing another man to travel with the intent of engaging in prostitution and two counts of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death.
His nine charges are in relations to the July 2017 death of Gemmel Moore and January 2019 death of Timothy Dean.
Buck had maintained his defense that the deaths stemmed from underlying medical conditions and not the narcotics he had supplied the men but was found guilty on all nine counts anyway.
A sentencing date has not been scheduled yet but Buck faces up to life in prison as two charges carry 20-year mandatory minimums.
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