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Al Sharpton Ratted to FBI on Other Government Agencies: Report

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Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 02:23 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who has faced a firestorm of controversy since it was revealed that he once worked as a FBI informant in the 1980s, also provided information for other government law enforcement agencies as well.

AM New York's Len Levitt wrote Monday that Sharpton also shared information with the Brooklyn district attorney's office, the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District, and a New York state organized crime task force.

Levitt wrote that along with mob figures, Sharpton also helped the FBI and other government agencies spy on people who were considered his allies.

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"Nor did he inform only on drug dealers and the mob, as he said last week following disclosures from the website The Smoking Gun," Levitt wrote. "But he also informed on elected black officials, including former Brooklyn Assemblyman Al Vann, former Bronx councilman Wendell Foster, Brooklyn Rep. Major Owens, and civil rights firebrand Sonny Carson."

Sharpton's past work as an FBI informant was highlighted in the April 7 posting by the The Smoking Gun website. The website highlighted Sharpton's talk with mob officials and the likes of boxing promoter Don King.

"A total of eight separate U.S. District Court judges — presiding in four federal jurisdictions — signed interception orders that were based on sworn FBI affidavits including information gathered by Sharpton," The Smoking Gun reported.

"The phones bugged as a result of these court orders included two lines in Gigante's Manhattan townhouse, the home phone of Genovese captain Dominick 'Baldy Dom' Canterino, and the office lines of music industry power Morris Levy, a longtime Genovese family associate. The resulting surreptitious recordings were eventually used to help convict an assortment of Mafia members and associates."

Levitt wrote that Sharpton, who currently hosts the show "PoliticsNation" on MSNBC, in the meantime "has become a political power-broker, playing a role in virtually every New York City mayoral election in the past 25 years."

King told the New York Post on Monday that he forgives Sharpton for spying on him for the FBI.

"Al Sharpton had enough guts to fight, if it is true, to fight for others spending their ways and means to take away opportunity," King said. "How many people would put their lives in danger?"

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