Elite Democratic donor and Clinton friend Ed Buck is one step closer to being locked away forever.
A federal grand jury indicted Buck on five felony charges on Monday. Combined, he faces three potential life sentences.
His charges include multiple counts of methamphetamine distribution, one of which stems from the death of Timothy Dean, a 55-year-old who overdosed and died in January, according to The New York Times.
A month prior Buck was charged with the same crime after Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old, also died in Buck’s apartment of an overdose as well.
Each charge carries a minimum sentence of 20 years, and a maximum of life without parole, prosecutors say.
“Buck exerted power over his victims, often targeting vulnerable individuals who were destitute, homeless, and/or struggled with drug addiction, in order to exploit the relative wealth and power imbalance between them,” the grand jury wrote in the indictment.
According to police, Buck — a rich white man — forced young, gay black prostitutes to do dangerous amounts of drugs for his sexual pleasure.
A different victim claimed that Buck forced him to use a syringe filled with methamphetamine. After he followed Buck’s orders he injected himself and couldn’t move for six hours.
Another victim claimed that Buck was known as “Doctor Kevorkian” among gay, black homeless men — a nickname referencing Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the infamous physician that assisted suicide for ill patients.
According to The Times, 11 total victims were reported on the criminal complaint which led to Buck’s arrest.
Buck could face additional charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.