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Employment History

Director
Think Tank

Unpaid Associate Pastor
West Chestnut Baptist Church

Associate Minister
West Chestnut Street Baptist Church

Executive Director
African-American Think Tank

Affiliations

Founder
Louisville African American Think Tank

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Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Rev. ...

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Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Rev. Gerome Sutton founded the Louisville African American Think Tank in 1999. Sutton says the organization is aimed at promoting non-violence and personal responsibility.

WHAS11 News started looking into the African American Think Tank after we learned from a source that Rev. Sutton cashed a $10,000 grant check from the state at a liquor store.
WHAS11 News was able to verify that information and discovered a lot more about the Think Tank, including the fact that the organization has not been a recognized non-profit for most of its existence.
"We're gonna address those health issues which adversely affect our community," said Rev. Gerome Sutton, when talking about an upcoming health summit in early 2008.
When Rev. Gerome Sutton first proposed a two-day urban health summit in 2007, he asked the state of Kentucky for $135,000. Included in his budget were $4,800 to rent a projector for two days and $15,500 to print 800 brochures. That's a cost of almost $20 each.
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The owner said that the reason was that Sutton hoped to avoid a long wait to get his money.
The liquor store owner charges a 2 1/2 check cashing fee, so he pocketed $250 from the state.
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Yet Sutton submitted an invoice for the rest of his money, charging the state $12,000 for supposedly feeding a thousand people both breakfast and lunch.
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WHAS11 called Rev. Sutton and asked him to do an interview about these subjects. He originally agreed to talk to us here at the African American Think Tank, but he later called us back and told us his Board of Directors forbid him to speak.
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Then there's Think Tank Director Gerome Sutton himself, once on the "Louisville's Most Wanted" list for forging his ex-wife's signature on her car title and failing to pay her more than $30,000 in court-ordered alimony.
Sutton was also arrested for terroristic threatening and harassment after allegedly threatening to kill his ex-wife.
Yet despite his criminal record and his organization's lack of non-profit status, Jefferson County Schools also decided to help Sutton out.
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Sources tell us Sutton suggests donations from candidates who want to appear at his political forums or speak to the congregation at West Chestnut Baptist Church, where Sutton serves as an unpaid associate pastor.


Rev. Gerome ...

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Rev. Gerome Sutton Associate Minister


"Arrogance, insufferable arrogance on the ...

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"Arrogance, insufferable arrogance on the part of E.On and LG&E," says Rev. Jerome Sutton of the African American Think Tank.


Reverend Gerome Sutton, ...

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Reverend Gerome Sutton, executive director with the African-American Think Tank, helped coordinate some of the jobs out at Valhalla.He says the workers were told taxes would not be deducted out of their checks.But when they got paid, that wasn't the case.

"People are livid about that because our agreement originally was that they were going to be 1099 employees, self-contractors, and they were going to be responsible for their own taxes," Sutton said.
Sutton also told us some people worked under different contractors and those people were paid cash for the amount of hours they worked.He says the others who were ripped off deserve to get the amount of money they earned.
"They are entitled to every dime that is owed to them and Alpha Contractors ought not have taken their taxes out of their money," Sutton said.


WHAS11.com | Louisville Kentucky | Local Politics

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Marching in the last seven years has not accomplished anything," said Rev. Gerome Sutton of the Think Tank Urban Center.

And they want to hear from African Americans in office.
"We want them to expeditiously respond and put pressure on the powers that be to this situation," Sutton added.

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