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Sharpton has catapulted from street activist and outsider to a radio and TV personality, head of a national organization,
and a Democratic party insider who gets invites to the tables of mayors, senators and presidents. Did his work for the
secret government prove he was a "safe bet" for a "black leader" with a national profile? (Screen captures from YouTube videos)

Sharpton admits it... without admitting it:

By Ronald David Jackson
Sharpton is the only New York-based, highly controversial street activist who has gone on to TV and radio fame and fortune, a place at the table at the White House, a well-funded organization, and the recent renouncing of much of his earlier activist days. Contrast that with many of the activists and lawyers Sharpton has worked with during his early days: jailed, impoverished, or disbarred.

This is not the first time Sharpton has been outed as a government informant: the accusations go back to the 1980s when he was also accused of targeting black leaders.
In 2002, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel aired a 19-year-old FBI videotape of an undercover sting operation showing Sharpton with an undercover FBI agent posing as a Latin American businessman and a reputed Colombo crime family captain. During the discussion, the undercover agent offered Sharpton a 10% commission for arranging drug sales. On the videotape, Sharpton mostly nods and allows the FBI agent to do most of the talking. No drug deal was ever consummated, and no charges were brought against Sharpton as a result of the tape.[1]
Sharpton said in 1988 that he informed for the government in order stem the flow of crack cocaine into black neighborhoods. He denied informing on civil rights leaders.[2][3][4]
  1. Blumenthal, Ralph; Saulny, Susan (July 25, 2002). "A 19-Year-Old F.B.I. Videotape Keeps Pulling Sharpton Back to the Past"
    . The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  2. Farber, M. A. (January 21, 1988). "Protest Figure Reported To Be a U.S. Informant"
    . The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  3. Farber, M. A. (February 24, 1988). "Sharpton: Champion or Opportunist?"
    . The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. Drury, Bob; Kessler, Robert E.; McAlary, Mike (January 20, 1988). "Minister and Informant"
    . Newsday. Retrieved March 12, 2014.

    SOURCE: Wikepedia

2. Farber, M. A. (January 21, 1988). "Protest Figure Reported To Be a U.S. Informant"
. The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2013:

A Federal official said Mr. Sharpton had been...''in touch with law enforcement for years'' but, to his knowledge, had never provided any information that led to indictments... Mr. Sharpton, the official said, helped Eastern District prosecutors pursue their suspicions in one case that was ''live until today.'' ''It's now blown,'' the official added. He would not name the target of this investigation, but it was believed to have involved the varied activities of a well-known member of the black community. The official confirmed, however, as reported by Newsday, that Mr. Sharpton had agreed to the installation of a wiretap on a phone at his Brooklyn home in connection with that investigation.
Mr. Sharpton said yesterday that he - not investigators - had put a recording device on his phone, but only to serve as a ''hot line'' for people turning in crack dealers.


Al Sharpton: Then and Now
The first segment features Al Sharpton as a fiery "community activist" in the 1980's getting
into a shoving match with Roy Innis over the Tawana Brawley case. The second segment has
Al visiting Oprah in 2013 to sell his new book — He plays into Oprah's stereotype of the
black activist as merely an "angry black man" with a personal axe to grind.


Rev. Al Sharpton worked as FBI informant, taping conversations with mob pals to help bring down Genovese crime family

By Erin Durkin
Sharpton became an informant after he was caught on tape with a drug kingpin discussing cocaine deals, and the feds threatened him with charges unless he flipped and snitched on mafia acquaintances, according to The Smoking Gun. In an interview with the Daily News on Monday, Sharpton disputed much of the report, saying he turned to authorities after receiving threats from Gambino family member Joseph (Joe Bana) Buonanno and others.

As an FBI informant in the 1980s, the Rev. Al Sharpton taped conversations with mobster pals using a bugged briefcase, helping the feds bring down members of the Genovese crime family, it was reported Monday.

The feds referred to Sharpton in court documents as “CI-7” — shorthand for Confidential Informant No. 7 — during the four years he assisted a joint FBI-NYPD task force known as the “Genovese squad,” The Smoking Gun web site said.

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