I hope Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan are next…
Teams of federal agents swooped down on up to 10 close associates of the Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday, demanding the flamboyant clergyman’s financial records since 2001.
Sharpton’s former chief of staff said he was roused at his Harlem home about 6:30 a.m. by two FBI agents who handed him a subpoena to bring the records to a federal grand jury the day after Christmas.
Several employees of Sharpton’s National Action Network also got wakeup subpoenas to testify before the Brooklyn panel, the rabble-rousing reverend’s lawyer said.
The FBI and IRS are investigating whether Sharpton improperly misstated the amount of money he raised during his 2004 White House run to illegally obtain federal matching funds, a source familiar with the probe said.
Sharpton, although forced to return $100,000 in matching taxpayer funds after an investigation two years ago, denied any wrongdoing at the time.
The feds are also looking into allegations of tax fraud, including whether Sharpton commingled funds from his nonprofit National Action Network with several of his for-profit ventures, the source said.
The financial records of wealthy ‘preachers’ with no visable means of support should always be scrutinized.
That fat, race-baiting, mealy-mouthed son of a bitch should have been audited and jailed years ago.
He’s profited from some very questionable sources since he started his ‘activism’ in the 1960’s.
Speaking of questionable sources, had it not been for Janet Reno’s obstruction of justice, the Feds could have stormed Bubba Clinton’s and Algore’s house for all the Chinese cash they took.
It remains to be seen if anything will come of this, and though Sharpton would use it as just another platform for his demagoguery, a nice prison stretch would be appropriate.