A report at the first link below is titled, Sharpton turned mob rat to dodge a drug sting.
From a New York Post report:
The FBI “flipped” the bombastic reverend after agents confronted him with a surveillance video showing him discussing cocaine with an undercover agent.
During that March 1983 conversation, Sharpton wore a cowboy-like hat that was garish even by the rabble-rousing preacher’s 1980s standards.
He (Sharpton) later showed up at a Manhattan apartment for another meeting that June with the agent, who was posing as a “former South American druglord seeking to launder money through boxing promotions.”
Mat Drudge had this headline last week:
I’m a cat, not a rat...but I was fat.
We don’t know about the cat but he was a rat and he was fat.
Any narrative about Al Sharpton would not be complete without mention of the Tawanda Brawley rape hoax scandal (second link below).
And then there was the Sharpton incited deadly riot at Freddy's Fashion Mart (third link below).
It took over 25 years but Tawanda Brawley was finally tracked down and she will pay for her part in accusing an innocent man of rape by having $627 each month taken out of her pay.
What happened to Al Sharpton is another story. Although he was in charge of this race-baiting travesty he never had to hide. Someone else paid his court judgment and he continued to race-bait and now has his own TV program on MSNBC.