Witness to Sharpton drug deal: 'It was greed. He just wanted money'

Thomas Lifson
Al Sharpton, whose organization just hosted President Obama and Eric Holder, was forced into becoming an FBI informant because the feds had him cold in a drug deal for cocaine, according to a former pal of his. Frank Rosario of the New York Post reports:

A drug trafficker who worked for Al Sharpton’s nonprofit in the 1980s said that despite the preacher’s denials, he was eager to get a slice of the lucrative drug deal captured on FBI surveillance video.

“It was greed. He just wanted money,” Robert Curington, 72, told The Post during a two-day interview at his North Carolina home, detailing for the first time how Sharpton stepped into the FBI’s trap — and was then forced to become a federal informant.

Sharpton has said he showed interest in the drug deal only because he feared the undercover agent was armed. He also claimed that he snitched for the feds — as first reported by The Smoking Gun this week — because the mob was threatening him.

Curington called all of that a tall tale.

For the moment, this is a he said/he said story. But the FBI has files that could reveal much.

Meanwhile, the POTUS and the nation’s top law enforcement officer who supervises the FBI saw fit to grace the podium of Sharpton’s organization this week, a matter which should be of deep shame to them and the nation. Sharpton has already distinguished himself as a race-baiter who incited the death of several people at Freddy’s Fashion Mart in Harlem, which he denounced as “outside interlopers” for the crime of being not black operators of a store in a predominantly black neighborhood.

The fact that Sharpton, who weaseled out of paying a court judgment against him for libel in the shameful Tawana Brawley hoax by claiming, among other outrageous falsehoods, that he did not own the expensive suits he wore, is not held up as a pariah is a mark of shame for Obama, Holder, and MSNBC among many others.

Al Sharpton, whose organization just hosted President Obama and Eric Holder, was forced into becoming an FBI informant because the feds had him cold in a drug deal for cocaine, according to a former pal of his. Frank Rosario of the New York Post reports:

A drug trafficker who worked for Al Sharpton’s nonprofit in the 1980s said that despite the preacher’s denials, he was eager to get a slice of the lucrative drug deal captured on FBI surveillance video.

“It was greed. He just wanted money,” Robert Curington, 72, told The Post during a two-day interview at his North Carolina home, detailing for the first time how Sharpton stepped into the FBI’s trap — and was then forced to become a federal informant.

Sharpton has said he showed interest in the drug deal only because he feared the undercover agent was armed. He also claimed that he snitched for the feds — as first reported by The Smoking Gun this week — because the mob was threatening him.

Curington called all of that a tall tale.

For the moment, this is a he said/he said story. But the FBI has files that could reveal much.

Meanwhile, the POTUS and the nation’s top law enforcement officer who supervises the FBI saw fit to grace the podium of Sharpton’s organization this week, a matter which should be of deep shame to them and the nation. Sharpton has already distinguished himself as a race-baiter who incited the death of several people at Freddy’s Fashion Mart in Harlem, which he denounced as “outside interlopers” for the crime of being not black operators of a store in a predominantly black neighborhood.

The fact that Sharpton, who weaseled out of paying a court judgment against him for libel in the shameful Tawana Brawley hoax by claiming, among other outrageous falsehoods, that he did not own the expensive suits he wore, is not held up as a pariah is a mark of shame for Obama, Holder, and MSNBC among many others.