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Al Sharpton: The Left’s Street Boss is Back in the News


Al Sharpton and his troubled relationship with money was recently in the news again. Last month, the New York Post reported on the reluctance of New York authorities to investigate suspicious financial behavior at his nonprofit—the National Action Network—that pays him $1 million annually.

According to the Post:

“There are certain things that are universally true in New York: the sun rises in the east, it sets in the west, the subway is late and no one wants to pick a fight with Al Sharpton,” said one top Democratic insider. “Where’s the political benefit to doing it?”

Similarly, BizPac Review poked around and revealed that a $1 million salary is roughly triple the going rate for somebody running a nonprofit the size of the National Action Network.

These issues and more are covered in the extensive Influence Watch profile of Al Sharpton.

For example, there is the little-reported matter of him being an informant for the FBI against New York mafia crime family members. The potentially less than honorable reasons for that were covered in a recent CRC magazine profile of Sharpton: The Left’s Street Boss.

Learn more about Al Sharpton and other influencers at Influence Watch.

Ken Braun

Ken Braun is CRC’s senior investigative researcher and authors profiles for InfluenceWatch.org and the Capital Research magazine. He previously worked for several free market policy organizations, spent six…
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