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Al Sharpton sued for $1.75m over claims he swindled trucker who asked for help with discrimination case

Reggie Anders (far left) and Sharpton (r)

Reggie Anders (far left) and Sharpton (r)

From Daily Mail: Civil rights leader Race Hustler Rev. Al Sharpton has been accused of swindling an Arizona trucker out of $16,000 after he agreed to take on his discrimination case, according to a lawsuit.

Reggie Anders Sr. is suing the outspoken preacher after he claims Sharpton took no action in his discrimination dispute with Verizon, the New York Post reports.

Anders claims that he agreed to pay Sharpton $16,000 – in cash – in exchange for him publicizing the dispute in the media and on his weekly radio broadcast, as well as setting up mediation meetings with the communications giant.

It was only later he read a report in the New York Post claiming that the preacher, and his National Action Network (NAN), received thousands of dollars in donations from Verizon and other large corporations in what the newspaper alleged what ‘protection money’.  Firms that didn’t pay up were threatened with bad press or boycotts, it reported last year.

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‘He’s a crook, he’s a fraud, and that’s all he is,’Anders told the Post. ‘He didn’t do anything he promised. Absolutely nothing.’

Anders says that when he called Sharpton to confront him about his lack of action, and links with Verizon, that the civil rights leaders was furious. ‘He said people write stuff about him all the time,’ Anders said. Representatives for Sharpton deny the claims which they have branded ‘untrue and frivolous’.

Anders was advised to get in touch with Sharpton last year by his own minister, the Rev. David Wade of Phoenix, when his 2009 case against Verizon – who he claims were in breach of contract and discriminated against him – after his suit was thrown out in 2014. He and his pastor then flew out for a meeting at NAN headquarters in Harlem in March 2015.

Sharpton agreed to help on one condition. He wanted $16,000, in cash. Anders say he never explained why. ‘I thought he was an honest guy,’ he said. ‘I thought he would do what he said he would do.’

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Anders’s suit seeks $1.75 million in damages from Sharpton and Verizon for ‘conspiring’ against him.

Michael Hardy, of NAN, told DailyMail.com that Rev. Sharpton had never accepted money from Anders and called his allegations ‘frivolous and untrue.’ He confirmed that Anders had reached out to NAN, through his pastor, and the organization had followed up by making inquiries to Verizon.

But he said that their research found his claims were ‘frivolous’, ‘not to mention that he had already lost his 2014 lawsuit.’ Asked specifically about the claims Sharpton had accepted $16,000 in cash from Anders, he said: ‘There was no money ever given to Rev Sharpton. ‘We would deny that, we don’t believe that he gave him any money. I think a lot of times people think they can get an advantage by making allegations against Rev Sharpton.’ He added that they had not yet seen Anders’ lawsuit but they would be responding accordingly.

When asked about Anders by the Post, Sharpton responded: ‘Who? I have no idea what you’re talking about.’

It is not the first time Sharpton has been accused of being overly concerned with money. In February last year, NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner’s daughter called out the civil rights leader for being obsessed with financial gain, according to new undercover video. Erica Snipes, the daughter of Eric Garner who died in Staten Island in 2014 after a New York City Police officer put him in a chokehold, aired her complaints during a secretly recorded conversation with two conservative activists.

The undercover video was released by undercover filmmaker James O’Keefe’s group,Project Veritas. ‘You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?’ one of the undercover investigators posing as an Eric Garner supporter asked Erica Snipes. ‘He’s about this,’ Snipes replied rubbing her thumb and index finger together in a universal sign symbolizing money.

‘He’s about money with you?’ the Project Veritas staffer asked, to which Snipes, 25, replied in the affirmative.

On his part, Rev Sharpton, 61, accused O’Keefe’s conservative group of ‘exploiting’ Eric Garner’s daughter, whom he described as a ‘sincere victim.’

‘They’re splicing and dicing stuff together,’ he said. ‘It was a distortion.’ Sharpton insisted that his organization, which is dedicated to helping small businesses and low-income families, does not take money from them.

The revered is an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. He recently criticized those calling to  scale back or stop rallies organized by BLM.

Sharpton added that numerous protests create a climate for change and provide participants a sense of sanity amid rising gun-related violence. He also deplored the killing of police officers in Dallas last week. ‘Don’t paint us as anti-cop. We are not anti-police. We’re anti-wrong,’ he said.

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“Rev.” Jesse Jackson says Amazon, Costco needs more minorities

The good ol’ “rev”…following the shakedown model of his buddy Al Sharpton.

Peas in a (profitable) pod...

Peas in a (profitable) pod…

The Seattle Times reported that Jesse Jackson was going to be in Seattle to attend Microsoft’s shareholders meeting yesterday. Jackson is on a campaign to push technology companies toward making their workforces look more like their customers and the U.S. population. The Times said Jackson would ask the company to set goals in its efforts to diversify its workforce.

Jackson attended Microsoft’s shareholder meeting last year and is still fighting for race and gender equality at the tech industry, saying the exclusion of women and minorities in this field is “out of step with justice.” “Microsoft has made some significant moves forward,” Jackson said. “John Thompson is the chair of their board, an African-American, Amazon, on the other hand, still has no person of color on their board,” Jackson said.

“[They] have not yet seen fit to include us,” Jackson said. “African-Americans and Latinos are fast becoming part of America’s new majority. To leave us out is like a one-eyed quarterback. You can’t see half the field. You’re losing market, money, talent, location and growth.”

Jackson says tech industry leaders can’t argue that there’s a talent shortage. “There are women and people of color who are either trained or trainable and many of them who served their time in the industry cannot get access to capital,” he said. “The lobbying interests that the industry has spent looking for youth in India and other countries … must be used in Seattle and Spokane and Olympia and around America.”

And in typical Alinsky fashion , Jackson made a big leap when he said the problem of diversity in tech is a civil rights issue as important as police brutality in Chicago.

Dare I say the problem has to do with the public education system and individuals’ desire to learn? But that might be raaaaacist.

 

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Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

It pays to be a race baiter.

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The New York Post reports that Al Sharpton rewarded himself with a 71% raise last year.  Sharpton’s pay increased from $241,545 in 2013 to $412,644, including a bonus of $64,400, tax filings obtained by The Post.

His National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations last year — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. The Harlem-based nonprofit collected $2 million more in 2014 than the year before, according to the latest financial records available.

De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five of his Cabinet members.

Photo Credit: G.N. Miller/NewYork Post.

Photo Credit: G.N. Miller/NewYork Post.

After Sharpton’s buddy de Blasio took office, some 5,000 people attended NAN’s 2014 conference headlined by Obama and attended by the mayor, Gov. Cuomo and then-US Attorney General Eric Holder. It was NAN’s biggest fund-raiser of the year.

Sharpton has been all over the police for their shootings of “innocent victims.” In August 2014 he held an anti-police rally in Staten Island. And even after all of Sharpton’s police protests, he pulled in a reported $1 million at his 60th-birthday bash. Pols and dignitaries rushed from the annual Al Smith Dinner hosted by Timothy Cardinal Dolan that same night to the NAN fund-raiser at the Four Seasons restaurant.

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NAN and Sharpton has shaken down donors. The program distributed at his birthday parties had full-page ads from companies that gave money. AT&T, real-estate developer Forest City Ratner, Walmart, McDonald’s, Verizon and GE Asset Management were all included.

The windfall allowed the organization to finish 2014 in the black. Yet as a shocker to no one, NAN and Sharpton continued their deadbeat ways.

NAN didn’t pony up its last installment on the $780,145 it owed the IRS for unpaid payroll taxes until this Oct. 22, the organization’s financial statements show. The nonprofit had racked up unpaid payroll taxes since at least 2003, according to public records.

Sharpton, meanwhile, still has outstanding tax liens of $3.4 million, including money he owes personally to both New York state and the IRS, and taxes owed by his businesses, according to public records. He paid off one federal lien, for $931,398, in April. Sharpton has maintained that he owes much less money than records reflect and that he has been chipping away at the bills through payment plans.

Sharpton insists he didn’t really get a raise last year (he must be using Common Core math). “I’m glad that NAN has resolved all of our past tax debts three years earlier than our agreement with the IRS and paid part of the compensation owed to me for several years I did not receive a salary,” Sharpton said in a statement.

But a spokesman for the organization offered a different explanation, saying the salary hike was repayment of loans Sharpton previously made to NAN.

Former IRS official Marcus Owens, an expert on nonprofit law, said the explanation seemed odd. “To structure the payoff of a loan through a salary transfer doesn’t seem really plausible because no one would want to pay income tax on their own money coming back to them,” Owens said. “It seems like that characterization was developed after the fact for some other purpose.”

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Monday Funny: The faith healers

When I heard Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were guest preachers at a nearby black Houston church, I decided to check them out in person and see what it was all about.

I sat down and Sharpton came up to me. I don’t know why, maybe it was because I was the only white person in the church. He laid his hands on my hand and loudly proclaimed: “By the will of Jesus the Lord Almighty, and the will of God, you will walk today!”

I told him I was not paralyzed.

Then Jesse Jackson came by and thundered: “By the Grace of God, and his Son Jesus, you will walk today!”

Again, I told him there is nothing wrong with me.

After the sermon, I stepped outside and, Lo and Behold, I did walk that day!

My car had been stolen.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

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~Éowyn

Like Father Like Daughter: Dominique Sharpton Sues City for $5 Million After “Spraining” Her Ankle

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From Neal Colgrass of http://www.newser.com

(NEWSER) – Al Sharpton’s daughter is suing New York City for $5 million after apparently taking a spill and suffering severe injuries—a story the New York Post is reporting with some glee. “Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers,” the paper says, referring to boycotts and protests by the reverend that elicited corporate donations. Dominique Sharpton fell on craggy pavement at a Manhattan crosswalk on Oct. 2 last year and was “severely injured, bruised, and wounded,” suffering “multiple ligament and tendon tears,” according to a lawsuit. She “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries,” the suit adds. After the fall, she reportedly wrote on Instagram that “I sprained my ankle real bad lol.”

Dominique, who is membership director of her dad’s National Action Network, was seen in a walking boot for weeks after the tumble. But she’s been moving around since, joining NAN’s Justice for All march in December and wearing high heels, the Post notes. She also posted on Instagram that “We hiked UP the mountain” on her current Bali vacation, adding, “YES I ALMOST DIED GETTING UP THERE LOL” (the Blaze has a screenshot). Whatever happens, her lawsuit isn’t the first: New York City has paid $60 million in 885 uneven-pavement cases over a 22-month stretch. So how did Dominique decide on $5 million? Her lawyer says his firm chose the number “as a safeguard for Ms. Sharpton in a worst-case scenario.”

Look who was invited to the White House

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He’s at the White House because he’s an honorable man who has integrity and has worked very hard to make something decent and respectable of himself.

The other one is a race baiting asshole known as Al Sharpton!

H/t my friend John Molloy.

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Four MSNBC Hosts Owe Tax Debts

 

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THR: Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, is the latest network host to be under scrutiny for owing thousands in taxes. 

According to public records reviewed by National Review, Neblett’s debt currently stands at over $59,000. A state tax warrant of $46,862.68 was issued to the host and his wife in September 2013, followed by an additional warrant for $12,849.87 six months later. Neblett formerly served as a contributor for The Dylan Ratigan Show before it was canceled by the network in 2012.

He joins three other MSNBC hosts who have also reportedly been issued tax warrants or liens, including Joy Ann-Reid, Melissa Harris-Perry and Al Sharpton.

National Review reports that the state of New York filed a tax warrant against Reid, who has been a contributor for the network since 2011, and her husband for the amount of $4,948.15 last month. Reid hosted The Reid Report for a full year — from February 2014 until its early cancelation in February 2015.

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Just last week, the Winston-Salem Journal also reported that Harris-Perry, who has hosted the political commentary program Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC since 2012, and husband James Perry owed $70,000 in delinquent taxes ($21,721 of which was paid off on Tax Day, Harris-Perry told the newspaper).

Sharpton’s financial run-ins with the IRS surfaced back in November 2014, as reported by The New York Times. The Times estimated that Sharpton, host of political talk show PoliticsNation since 2011, and his combined businesses owed around $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens.

An MSNBC spokesperson declined to comment on the reports.

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