Al's Secret Admirers

Number 22480
Subject Campaign Finance
Source Village Voice (New York)
State NY
Year 2005
Publication Date 4/19/05
Summary This story looks into irregularities and violations in Al Sharpton's campaign finances. Sharpton set up a meeting between two fund-raisers and a New York city official to arrange investments; Sharpton was caught on tape by the FBI for soliciting $25,000 from the fund-raisers. The story showed that Sharpton wound up on of the men's corporate payroll with a $25,000 salary. It also found reported donations that appear to never have occurred.
Category Computer-Assisted Reporting
Pages 8
Keywords campaign finance;Federal Election Commission;Al Sharpton;corruption;hedge funds
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