Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Al Sharpton Organization Owes $1.5+M in Taxes: Sharptons National Action Network in Trouble?

Al Sharpton, Harlem's racial community organizer through the National Action Network, Inc. (NAN) allegedly owes "at least" $1,556,059 in FEDERAL TAXES and $108,489 in New York taxes. Remember when he was fined $497,000 for illegal campaign contributions when he ran for president in 2004?

Al Sharpton

From the  The Daily Caller we learn how community organizers create jobs:
In 2007 NAN took in $2.379,376 in revenue but spent $2,481, the end of 2007 it owed $1,848,799 in "payroll taxes and related interest and penalties....
The flamboyant, scandal-prone Sharpton, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, is known for his taste for luxury and for his skill in ducking creditors. He once bragged to the New York Times that he didn't own any business suits but had "access" to some. He would admit only to owning his wristwatch and wedding ring. His group ran up huge bills with a limousine service in New Jersey and had a $51,939 civil judgment entered against it in 2003.
Critics say Sharpton is an incendiary racial demagogue who is among the most polarizing figures in the nation. He boasts that he stopped Rush Limbaugh from buying a stake in an NFL team and (temporarily) ran Don Imus off the airwaves for racially insensitive marks. He became a national figure in 1987 by participating in the Tawana Brawley case, a racially charged gang rape hoax. Sharpton falsely accused assistant prosecutor Steve Pagones of participating in the gang rape. Pagones won a libel judgment against Sharpton. [all emphasis mine]
Here's how screwed up our values are, and we just keep letting it happen:
Big corporations give him money. Presidential candidates seek his endorsement. He has influential friends in Congress and the governor's mansion.

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