The NY Post:

The Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network have been slapped with a record $285,000 fine for violating a slew of federal election rules during his 2004 bid for president, the Post has learned.

In a decision to be made public next month, the Federal Election Commission found that Sharpton’s Democratic primary campaign accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from private sources.

AL Sharpton

Al Sharpton, in a typical pose

It also “kept poor records of its activities and expenditures” and commingled funds with Sharpton’s civil-rights group. All are prohibited under the Federal Election Campaign Act.

Interesting, how they had to wait until there was a Democrat in the White House before finally getting around to issuing a ruling on these misdeeds.

There’s an awful lot more going on here than the commission finally decided to rule on.  Indeed on the first pass Sharpton was to pay half a million dollars worth of fine.

If all of these fines, however, all these misdeeds, are involved in a losing effort, one can only wonder how many misdeeds were wrapped up in the more recent winning effort.  I’ll leave that to your imagination.

One Response to “Al Sharpton Hit with $285k Fine”

  1. Why just a fine?  Sharpton is a crook he should go to federal prison.  At the very least a thorough investigation needs to be done by US DOJ.