Al Sharpton’s reputation is that of a riverboat charlatan. His status as a so-called “Reverend” along with the SPF lever of his sun tan lotion has somehow kept him from being held accountable as a lair, cheat, thief, race-baiter and tax dodger.
BIASH | I think I can speak for the majority of Americans when I say that I am sick and tired of people like Al Sharpton. He has been scamming people out of money for years, all while displaying himself as a loudmouth Liberal hot head. Sharpton has proven himself to be a racist and angry man who openly race baits people into supporting him.
Well, it’s not surprising to hear that Sharpton is back at it again, and is popping up in the news yet again. What did he do this time? He defrauded a man who stupidly asked Sharpton for offer assistance. The man who is a trucker from Arizona, Reggie Anders Sr., is out nearly $16,000… because Sharpton stole the money from him. Sharpton was approached by Anders with a request for help settling an apparent discrimination dispute from 2009 with the company, Verizon. Anders reported that Sharpton wanted the cash up front and never followed through with anything that he had promised to Anders.
m Mesa, Arizona. “Absolutely nothing.”
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.
Anders had no idea Sharpton would take his money and walk:
“I thought he was an honest guy,” Anders said of meeting Sharpton. “I thought he would do what he said he would do.”
Sharpton promised to go to bat for him against Verizon, a trucking client of Anders he had accused of discrimination and breach of contract in a federal suit that was dismissed in 2014.
Sharpton would “set up mediation meetings” and, if need be, “put the matter to the media” and even blast the telecom giant on his weekly radio broadcast, according to Anders’ lawsuit, filed Friday in Manhattan federal court. All Anders had to do was hand over $ 16,000. Sharpton was very clear about how he wished to be paid, Anders told The Post. “He wanted cash only. He did not say why. “
But The Rev was not clear at all about one thing – that Verizon and other major corporations had been paying Sharpton and NAN 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 did not 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, the trucker said.
Anders’ federal suit seeks $ 1.75 million in damages from Sharpton and Verizon for “conspiring” against him. Asked about Anders on Saturday, Sharpton said, “Who? I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
I can’t feel too sorry for Anders to be completely honest. Anyone dumb enough to trust Al Sharpton after all of the years he has spent scamming people needs to learn their lesson somehow. Only time will tell if Sharpton sees any real punishment for his actions.