Al Sharpton sued for $1.75 million over fraud allegations by man who sought his help

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The Reverend Al Sharpton is being sued for $1.75 million by a trucker who claims that the civil rights leader took $16,000 from him with promises to help him in a discrimination suit against Verizon that, the trucker said, never got off the ground.

Reggie Anders Sr. claims he paid $16,000 in cash, in exchange for which Sharpton agreed to publicize the discrimination case against Verizon with the national media as well as on his weekly radio broadcast. Sharpton was also apparently supposed to set up mediation meetings between Anders and Verizon.

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Anders says  only a week after he had given Sharpton the cash and accepted his promises, he read a report in the New York Post that claimed Sharpton had received thousands of dollars of “protection money.”

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Anders said that he then confronted Sharpton over his lack of action as well as his ties to Verizon, but Sharpton and his representatives continued to deny his claims.

“He’s a crook, he’s a fraud, and that’s all he is,” Anders told the Post. “He didn’t do anything he promised. Absolutely nothing.”

Now, Anders is suing Sharpton as well as Verizon for $1.75 million in damages for “conspiring” against him.

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