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‘The Smoking Gun’: Sharpton Was Undercover FBI Informant

TSG’s account of Sharpton’s secret life as “CI-7” is based on hundreds of pages of confidential FBI affidavits, documents released by the bureau in response to FOIA requests.
‘The Smoking Gun’: Sharpton Was Undercover FBI Informant
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Via Liberaland:

TSG is reporting that activist and radio and television host Al Sharpton has been an FBI informant on Mafia matters since the 1980′s.

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 wiseguys.

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...

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