Ex-Teamster President in Louisville Pleads Guilty to Thefts

Jerry Thomas Vincent Jr. hasn’t run his union for four years.  But the experience continues to catch up with him.  On August 17, Vincent, formerly president of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 783, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky to one count of embezzling $17,272.84 in funds during 2009-11 from the Louisville-based union and 13 counts of falsifying records to cover up the thefts.  Vincent had been indicted in July 2014 for committing thefts totaling this amount and for receiving $23,760 in unauthorized loans.  He is scheduled for sentencing in December.  The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.