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Ex-OJ prosecutor defends Democratic donor Ed Buck in drug deaths

Christopher Darden is representing the L.A. donor who prosecutors say preyed on poor gay men and pressured them into injecting drugs as part of a sex ritual.
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. confers with prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden during testimony in the trial of O.J. Simpson in 1995.
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr., left, confers with prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden during testimony in the trial of O.J. Simpson in 1995.Lee Celano / WireImage file
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茄枝视频Darden confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that he is representing Buck.

“I haven’t received any discovery yet, so that’s all I can say,” Darden said. Court records obtained by the newspaper show he replaced Buck’s deputy public defender, Claire Simonich, on Dec. 5.

Buck has been denied bail and is being held in a downtown Los Angeles jail. His trial has been delayed until August at the earliest, court records show.

Buck ran unsuccessfully in 2007 for City Council in West Hollywood, which is known for its large LGBTQ community. He has donated at least $340,000 to Democratic campaigns and causes over many years.

Darden recently represented Eric Holder, the man charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle. He withdrew from the case in May, citing threats to him and his family.

In the 1990s, Darden was a member of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, where he was a co-prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

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