Civil rights grifter Al Sharpton’s pastor brother has been jailed for 30 months after being convicted of multiple crimes, including drug trafficking and fraud.
58-year-old Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow was convicted of a slew of crimes, including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, embezzlement, income tax evasion, and lying to obtain Social Security disability benefits.
Glasgow was sentenced to more than two years behind bars for his illegal acts and will begin his prison stint on August 17.
He pleaded guilty to embezzling $407,000 from two nonprofit organizations he founded.
The organizations were the felon voting rights advocacy groups The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) and the Prodigal Child Project, both located in Dothan, Alabama.
Prosecutors allege that Glasgow may have taken nearly $1 million from the “nonprofits” without reporting the income.
However, U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker rejected that claim, The Christian Post reported.
After the sentencing hearing, one of Glasgow’s defense attorneys, Jim Parkman, told the news outlet it was “a fair sentence.”
Glasgow also tried to deceive the Social Security Administration in order to collect disability benefits.
He was ordered to repay the $376,000 he collected.
Glasgow is yet to be convicted on all of the charges he is facing, however.
Al Sharpton’s con artist brother, who also runs Kenny Sharpton-Glasgow Ministries International, also pled guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine with another man, Willie Frank Peterson.
That case is still pending, as per the news outlet.
Previous crimes include an alleged assault on a police officer who reportedly tried to remove the illegal drugs Glasgow had been hiding in his mouth during a traffic stop.
He is scheduled to appear in court later this month regarding the assault charge.
But News 4 is reporting that Glasgow’s lawyers believe that the other charges he is facing will be dropped.
In March 2018, Glasgow was taken into custody with 26-year-old Jaime Townes after the body of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings was found in a wrecked car in Alabama.
Jennings had been shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said they believe Townes was angry at Jennings because he believed she had stolen his car.
Dothan police said several people, including Townes and Glasgow, were arrested at the scene and transported to the department for interviews.
Police then charged Townes and Glasgow with capital murder.
According to police, Jennings was shot during a dispute over a car.
The authorities said 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.”
Authorities said numerous shots were fired at the vehicle Jennings was driving and police believe Townes fired those shots.
Glasgow later appeared in court and questioned the murder charge against him.
“I don’t know why I am facing capital murder charges,” Glasgow stated, as per The Dothan Eagle.
“I’m not responsible for what someone else does.
“He just asked me for a ride to take him to look for his car.”
According to Alabama law, murder committed by or through the use of a deadly weapon while the victim is in a vehicle is considered a capital crime, the Eagle reported.
Glasgow was charged with murder because it’s believed he aided or abetted Townes by letting him use his car.
In this case, aiding or abetting is equally liable for the underlying crime, according to the state’s complicity statute.
He was eventually cleared of the capital murder charge.
Glasgow was born after Al Sharpton Sr., and Sharpton’s older half-sister, Tina Glasgow, began a sexual relationship, ProPublica reported.
During an interview with the publication he said: “I was born messed up.
“My fingers messed up.
“It’s meant for me to be messed up.”
Glasgow also served a 14-year sentence on robbery and drug convictions more than two decades ago.