Skip to comments.How Sharpton gets paid to not cry ‘racism’ at corporations
Posted on 01/04/2015 3:19:09 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist?
Then you need to pay Al Sharpton.
For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharptons National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverends supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence.
Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal met with the activist preacher after leaked e-mails showed her making racially charged comments about President Obama. Pascal was under siege after a suspected North Korean cyber attack pressured the studio to cancel its release of The Interview, which depicts the assassination of dictator Kim Jong-un.
Pascal and her team were said to be shaking in their boots and afraid of the Rev, The Post reported.
No payments to NAN have been announced, but Sharpton and Pascal agreed to form a working group to focus on racial bias in Hollywood....
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
According to the source article (and the New York Post), "Sharpton reps more sponsors than your average stock car driver." The list of companies that "donate" to help AL run a race war---and demonize cops-----who fund tax-cheat Sharpton's " National Action Network" (said to be millions in debt:
Johnson & Johnson
Hawkins Food Group
The companies Al demonizes on a regular basis....unless he gets paid.
I thought it would be called extortion. You and I could not get away with this, but Sharpton does, because he has pigment protection. How do you think he gets away with owing the IRS millions?
It is called extortion.
The opportunistic money-hungry turd's got a lot at stake: Obama's WH invites---his lucrative MSBNC gig---selling his NAN network to suckers like Comcast who are negotiating to buy it.
Fox's Melissa Frances reported on The Kelly File that Al Sharpton not only hosts an MSNBC show, but that:
<><> MSNBC Corporate finances Sharpton's Ntl Action Network (NAN);
<><>Comcast is also one of Sharpton's financial backers
<><> MSNBC AND COMCAST are reportedly negotiating to buy Sharpton's NAN network.
FREESPER ACTION ALERT----CONTACT INFO:
(hat tip Seattle conservative)--MSNBC.com doesn't have a contact us or
even Corp Headquarters info. Posts (C) 2014 NBC Universal at the bottom
of the web page. "Terms of Service," posts this contact info:
Gillian M. Lusins
NBC Universal Law Department
30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rm. 1087E
New York, New York 10112
1701 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103
WEB SITE http://corporate.comcast.com/contact-
How Al Sharpton (an Ebonics-talkin' race hustler) Got His MSNBC Gig
Western Journalism ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2014 | NORVELL ROSE / FR Posted by MeshugeMikey
EXCERPT ..... in 2009, NBC was part of the General Electric family of companies. GE decided to sell a controlling stake in NBC Universal to cable giant Comcast.
What stood in the way of that goal, according to the article in Washingtonian, was Washington itself regulators and lawmakers who would have to be convinced that this move would not stifle competition.
(Money exchanged hands among pols, w/ Sharpton greasing the way.) In January, 2011, Washington approved the deal.
And lo and behold, Al Sharpton who had virtually no professional broadcast experience but did have a long history of legal entanglements and ethical quandaries landed a prime-time show on MSNBC.
Once a snitch, always a snitch.
Companies have gotten in line to pay Sharpton. Macys and Pfizer forked over thousands to NAN, as have General Motors, American Honda and Chrysler.
We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does not hire, promote or do business with us in a statistically significant manner. - Sharpton's 2003 e-mail to Honda
DO THIS NOW:
The SEC might be interested in the way publicly-held companies listed shakedown payments to Sharpton.
Were these payments properly disclosed to shareholders?
Were shareholders appraised of the nature of these payments?
Did the publicly-held companies show how the payments affected the company's bottom line?
Were the payments to Sharpton properly accurately listed on corporate tax returns?
Nice business ya got here. It'd be a shame if something happened to it.
SOUNDS A LOT LIKE MONEY-LAUNDERING In 2008, Plainfield Asset Management, a Greenwich, Conn-based hedge fund, made a $500,000 contribution to New York nonprofit Education Reform Now. That money was immediately funneled to the National Action Network.
Harold Levy, a former Plainfield Asset Management director, denied the company donated to NAN for Sharptons favors.
Time to mobilize the Bank Secrecy Act.
The Bank Secrecy Act should be mobilized to follow the paper trail and determine how Plainfield Asset Management's monies changed hands; to determine the scope and dimension of collusion in sub rosa deals......and who might be personally profiting.
<><> L/E needs to examine Plainfield Asset Managementbank accounts.
<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transferred offshore;
<><> To cover their tracks, Plainfield Asset Management official documents might contain fake invoices, created to show that money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.
<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for insiders' personal use and/or for redistribution schemes.
NOTE WELL Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering, govt fraud, and other financial crimes. The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities, the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.
Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy Act, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.
<><> L/E should get ahold of Plainfield Asset Management: (1) copies of checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.
L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.
<><> L/E should scrutinize Plainfield Asset Management bank accounts for suspicious activities: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.
<><> Plainfield Asset Management bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures;
Tax fraud may also be a factor, facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from legal bank accounts into personal accounts, or redistribution schemes.
<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support and luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses.
FBI TIPS PAGE--YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS ---https://tips.fbi.gov
SUBJECT: Collusion, conspiracy, bribery
IN RE: financial irregularities
REFERENCE: fraud, falsified documents, wire transfers, accounting fraud, etc.
NARRATIVE Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of multiple conspiracies to collude in sub rosa deals to personally profit and/or to facilitate money laundering, tax evasion, redistribution schemes, campaign fraud, financing race wars, and the like.
OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT The FBI should interrogate individuals for evidence of multiple schemes to falsify official documents to further fraudulent schemes. The FBI should investigate any and all official documents submitted to the courts.
Crimes might include---conspiracy, collusion, falsifying official documents (a felony), money laundering, tax evasion, extortion, theft, misuse of public facilities.
Examine tax returns with a fine-tooth comb.....especially entries for "interest income."
What’s the difference between this and the Mafia or gang protection fee?
The Whitehouse just switched out Sharpton for the race baiting shakedown that Jesse used to do.
After hearing what Jesse wanted to cut off, Obama just took his job away and gave it to Al. And Jesse can’t even complain!
Her comments were barely racist. They were certainly petty and juvenile. They were more fitting of a ticket collector at a Sony theater rather than a Sony CEO. It is no worse to pay Sharpton bribes to stop racism charges than to pay Sharpton bribes to stop him and his ilk from laughing at your junior high mentality. It doesn't stop the rest of us from distain, though.
The irRev Al passes around his collection plates. All racist sinner corporations pay up and be absolved of your racist sins and not be mentioned in Al’s fiery pulpit. Otherwise Al will visit a little hell upon them. Ok, got it.
He can do his job from in jail
Just following the pattern of shake-downs that made Jesse Jackson rich. Rich corporations are equally to blame for caving to these grifters. They pay off like scared wimps, knowing that consumers are paying for their cave to these crooks.
Instead of being cowards and caving to this shakedown artist, why don’t corporations announce publicly that they have no intention of paying for Shapton’s protection racket.
October 1, 2014
Sharpton, remember, didnt do the expected and support Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the 2013 Democratic mayoral primary. De Blasio was the most ardent cop critic in the pack, eagerly put his biracial family front and center, and probably promised Sharpton lots of face time and, just maybe, a patronage job or two. In the end, Sharpton stayed neutral.
As a result, de Blasio and Thompson split the black vote, which allowed de Blasio to squeak past the 40 percent threshold he needed to avoid a runoff.
That history makes clear that the way to understand Noerdlingers hiring, her excessive salary, the waiver and the mayors willingness to spend political capital defending her is that it has nothing to do with her. Its all about repaying his debt to Sharpton.
The problem is that no repayment will ever be sufficient. Sharpton is like the Mafia the more you pay, the more you owe. When you have a debt to him, he owns you.
He publicly humiliated de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at City Hall; in a normal world, that would be enough to get him exiled. But as the Noerdlinger case shows, the mayor believes he is still so far in hock that hell twist and bend and insult the NYPD to keep Sharpton happy.
Rev. Al Sharpton gets $1M in birthday gifts to help bail out his nonprofit
Three-term former Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote: Youre truly a unique American voice. A voice that has matured a great deal without mellowing one bit. And your best days are still ahead.
Sharpton stayed quiet about Bloombergs decision to overturn term limits after he received a $110,000 grant from the mayors nonprofit, the Daily News reported at the time.
It’s just legal extortion.
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