Embattled New York Governor Andy Cuomo, under investigation by federal prosecutors for shutting down a state commission into political corruption, attended a birthday bash last night for the so-called Reverend Al Sharpton at the swanky Four Seasons in midtown Manhattan as reported by the Daily News.
A 1983 undercover FBI surveillance video seemingly shows Sharpton claiming to know a potential purchaser for multiple kilos of pure cocaine, and he long has faced allegations that he once was a mob associate.
At last night's birthday bash Cuomo praised the race-hustling Sharpton for his "sense of outrage at injustice," and proclaimed that "he's no longer New York City's Sharpton, he's the nation's Sharpton."
God save us all.
Colombo-mobster-turned-Christian-evangelical Michael Franzese claims he knew Al Sharpton back in the day, and the reformed mobster alleges the good reverend is not coming clean with his mob past as reported by Jerry Capeci for Gang Land News: "He was a gun for hire, our gun for hire," recalled Franzese, and "he built his reputation on defending the civil rights of blacks, but he would exploit them for money."