Al Sharpton’s Brother To Serve 30 Months In Jail For Tax Evasion, Drug Trafficking, Lying For Social Security Benefits

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Pastor Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow, the younger brother of the Reverend Al Sharpton, has been jailed for 30 months for various charges that include income tax evasion, drug trafficking, and lying to obtain Social Security disability benefits.

Sharpton’s Brother Heading To Jail

Daily Mail reported that Glasgow, 58, was sentenced to over two years behind bars after pleading guilty to embezzling $407,000 from two non-profit organizations that he founded. These organizations were The Ordinary People Society (TOPS), a felon voting rights advocacy organization that is located in Dothana, Alabama, and the Prodigal Child Project.

Prosecutors alleged that Glasgow may have taken nearly $1 million from the nonprofits without reporting the income, but a judge rejected this. Glasgow is set to begin his prison term on August 17, and his defense attorney Jim Parkman said that 30 months behind bars was a “fair sentence.”

“Kenneth Glasgow’s actions not only endangered the community, but defrauded the American taxpayers,” Paul Brown, Special Agent in Charge for the FBI said after Glasgow plead guilty earlier this year, according to The New York Post. “His guilty plea should help to dissuade others from following this same path.”

Glasgow’s Other Legal Troubles

This is far from the only trouble that Glasgow is currently in with the law, however. The brother of Reverend Sharpton allegedly attempted to deceive the Social Security administration so that he could collect disability benefits, and he has since been ordered to repay the $376,000 he collected.

On top of that, Glasgow pled guilty to conspiring with another man, Willie Frank Peterson, to distribute cocaine. This case is reportedly still pending at the time of this writing.

Glasgow, who runs Kenny Sharpton-Glasgow Ministries International, also allegedly assaulted a police officer who was trying to confiscate the illegal drugs Glasgow had been hiding in his mouth during a traffic stop. Glasgow will need to appear in court once again later this month to answer to this charge.

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Glasgow’s History Of Legal Woes

This is far from the first time that Glasgow has been in trouble with the law. Back in 2018, he was arrested with 26-year-old Jaime Townes after the body of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings was found in a crashed car in Alabama. Jennings had been shot in the head, and police believe that Townes had pulled the trigger because he believed she was stealing his car. Police said at the time that “instead of him (Townes) notifying law enforcement, he took matters in his own hands and jumped in Mr. Glasgow’s vehicle to find Breunia Jennings.”

Both Townes and Glasgow were charged with capital murder.

“I don’t know why I am facing capital murder charges,” Glasgow said afterwards. “I’m not responsible for what someone else does. He just asked me for a ride to take him to look for his car.”

Glasgow was eventually cleared of his murder charge when a jury found that there was not enough evidence to indict him, according to WTVY.

This also won’t be the first time that Glasgow has been behind bars. Over two decades ago, he served a 14-year prison sentence on robbery and drug convictions.

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Glasgow And Sharpton’s History

Glasgow and Sharpton are half brothers who share the same mother. In fact, Glasgow is actually the son of Sharpton’s father, Al Sharpton Sr., and Sharpton’s older half-sister, Tina Glasgow, according to Christian Post.

Tina was only 16 years-old when she moved in with Sharpton’s parents in the 1960s, and a sexual relationship soon began between her and Sharpton Sr. Glasgow was born in 1965, and he had to move out of the Sharpton family home with his mother after the sexual relationship was discovered.

“I was born messed up,” Glasgow said in a 2018 interview. “My fingers messed up. It’s meant for me to be messed up.”

Reverend Sharpton has yet to comment on his brother’s latest legal woes. Based on how crooked Sharpton has been over the years, however, the crimes of his younger brother will undoubtedly not come as a surprise to many.

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