Al claims the Genovese family was threatening his life because of his activism,but reports claim that he was caught discussing major cocaine business and was forced to be a C.I. Many have said AL was a double agent.IDK,but this gives that theory more wheels
"He's had the titles of civil rights activist, presidential candidate and TV host.
But for a time, the FBI secretly called the Rev. Al Sharpton something else: “CI-7” — a confidential informant who taped mobsters with a bugged briefcase, helping the feds bring down members of the Genovese crime family, it was revealed Monday.
For four years in the 1980s, Sharpton secretly assisted a joint FBI-NYPD task force known as the “Genovese squad,” The Smoking Gun website disclosed.
Sharpton’s role as an FBI informant was first disclosed in 1988 — but The Smoking Gun obtained hundreds of pages of secret court filings and FBI memos that provide stunning new details of his cooperation. The documents depict Sharpton operating easily in an underworld of violence and corruption, helping the feds collect essential information."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rev-al-sharpton-worked-fbi-informant-80s-report-article-1.1748744#ixzz2yIInJa1f