Al Sharpton Disputes Claims He Was An FBI Informant

The Smoking Gun reveals that the civil rights activist was a former snitch

al sharptonThe New York Post and Smoking Gun are reporting that the Reverend Al Sharpton was once a paid informant for the FBI.

Sharpton allegedly worked as a mob informant in the 1980s.

As USA Today reported, Reverend Sharpton told the NY Daily News that he received death threats in an effort to get more work for blacks in the music industry.

“If you’re a victim of a threat, you’re not an informant — you’re a victim trying to protect yourself,” he told the paper.

But, The Smoking Gun states that Sharpton was confidential informant number 7 or “CI-7″ and the information they obtained was based on hundreds of pages of confidential FBI affidavits and documents released by the bureau in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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  • mw

    Maybe that’s why little Wayne says that’s gangsta Al Capone . We need a lot of civil rights leaders there is a demand because of the numerous inequalities. We need Individuals that are sincere don’t have alternate motives and people who make you feel positively secure about your situation and come up with positive solutions before a situation may escalate. I say if you can’t help even though your efforts are appreciated connect me with someone who can..no one wants to waste their time on nonsense or be involved with something that’s gonna reinforce a negative stereotype about “how we as a people roll”.