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Al Sharpton Gets Out From Under Criminal ProbeHe’ll pay millions, but he won’t be indicted for tax evasion or for extortion. So we yawn and get distracted.
Sharpton’s National Action Network Donors ProbedAnheuser-Busch has received federal subpoenas over its giving to the group, and more are expected to follow.
Al Sharpton’s Lawyer: ‘Same Shenanigans, Different Day’Al Sharpton’s financial records were subpoenaed by the FBI yesterday, reports the Daily News. The Feds are looking into whether Sharpton lied to obtain (and then misuse) federally matching funds during his oddball 2004 presidential race. They are also investigating allegations of tax fraud. You’ll recall that State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo also called attention to the Reverend’s lax tax habits in October. We’re interested to see what all of this scrutiny turns up (a dead body? Swiss bank accounts? Four hundred pounds of pomade?), but what really delighted us about this story was the official comment from Sharpton’s lawyer, Michael Hardy:
“I can’t think of a time when the Rev. Sharpton wasn’t under investigation,” he said.
When that’s the best you can come up with at the beginning of a showdown, you know things are about to get really fun.
Subpoenas for Al Sharpton’s Aides [NYDN]
Earlier Angry Andy Takes on Al