From a New York Post report:
Shakedown Sharpton has struck again, according to an Arizona trucker, who says in a new federal lawsuit that the good reverend promised to help him, then took him for $16,000.
“He’s a crook, he’s a fraud, and that’s all he is,” complains Reggie Anders Sr., who sought out the Rev. Al Sharpton for help resolving a 2009 discrimination dispute with Verizon.
Anders reached out to Sharpton early last year on the advice of his own minister, the Rev. David Wade of Phoenix. Wade knew Franklyn Richards, the chairman of Sharpton’s National Action Network, and set up a meeting. Anders and his pastor flew east for the sitdown at NAN headquarters in Harlem in March 2015.
“I thought he was an honest guy,” Anders said of meeting Sharpton. “I thought he would do what he said he would do.”
All Anders had to do was hand over $16,000. Not only that but it had to be in cash fot help with the Verizon discrimination dispute.
What Adners didn’t know war that Verizon and other major corporations had been paying Sharpton and Sharpton’s Sharpton’s National Action thousands of dollars in donations.
Anders said he was shocked to read a Post exclusive in August 2015 about how companies paid Sharpton what amounted to “protection” money, and companies that didn’t donate, such as GM, were threatened with bad press or NAN-promoted boycotts.
“I had no idea that he was in bed with Verizon,” Anders told The Post. When Anders called to ask about the inaction on his case, and about the Post exposé, Sharpton went ballistic.
Al Sharpton is President Obama’s Civil Rights Ambassador (second link below) and is just another reason why race relations have suffered in the last 7 years.