Sharpton secretly worked as FBI mob informant: report | New York Post
Says a lot for the type of connections the "Reverend" had. Thanks to a sting operation that linked him to a drug ring, the FBI negotiated with Sharpton to give up his mob buddies. There's more to his past than just Tawana Brawley apparently.Meet Al Sharpton, “Confidential Informant No. 7.”
The longtime agitator, civil-rights activist and TV host was exposed Monday as an alleged former key FBI informant whose tips helped take down some of the biggest names in New York Mafia history.
The Rev. Al launched his sensational secret life as a paid mob snitch in the mid-1980s, pressured to cooperate after being ensnared in a developing drug sting, according to a bombshell report by thesmokinggun.com.
And this guy can be heard screaming at the camera every night on his own show on MSNBC.