Rev. Al Sharpton Exposed as a FBI Informant

Photo Credit: Michael Fleshman
Photo Credit: Michael Fleshman

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Yesterday reports went viral accusing Rev. Al Sharpton of being a FBI informant who provided information on multiple mob families many years ago which led to arrests.

The Smoking Gun reports:

A lengthy investigation by The Smoking Gun has uncovered remarkable details about Sharpton’s past work as an informant for a joint organized crime task force comprised of FBI agents and NYPD detectives, as well as his dealings with an assortment of wise guys.

Beginning in the mid-1980s and spanning several years, Sharpton’s cooperation was fraught with danger since the FBI’s principal targets were leaders of the Genovese crime family, the country’s largest and most feared Mafia outfit. In addition to aiding the FBI/NYPD task force, which was known as the “Genovese squad,” Sharpton’s cooperation extended to several other investigative agencies.



The Smoking Gun goes on to say that although Sharpton did give up information on mafia members, he never testified on the stand in any trials.

Sharpton hasn’t said too much on the reports, but he did say that his FBI informant duties have been extremely exaggerated by The Smoking Gun.


  1. I’m not surprised. I always give the “black leaders” who weren’t locked up or killed by the government the side eye.

  2. I’ve always questioned Al Sharpton’s character. Back in the day, real black leaders were killed and even targeted by the government. Yet, Al Sharpton has no issues and even gets his own talk show in the process. I wonder who else he ratted on to get where he is today. Probably someone who really does want to help the black community.

  3. Let me find out Pimp Daddy Al’s skeletons are finally getting ready to be exposed! It’s about damn time!

  4. It’s no coincidence he lived through the civil rights era without so much as a misplace hair on that permed head.

  5. Duh! That’s why they haven’t taken him out yet! The real black men who cared about our people get taken at at a young age! (MLK and Malcolm X)

  6. Wow…now I have so many questions. They probably paid him to help with the destruction of the black community too.

  7. Ugh! I’ve never liked his phony butt! He is nothing but an opportunist who uses black people for a quick buck!

  8. The real question is who did Al Sharpton piss off for this to just now be coming out? Something tells me he just made an enemy with the wrong person.

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