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Five Alamo properties fetch $78,000 at auction

posted: 06/14/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

TEXARKANA -- Five properties formerly owned by Tony Alamo have been auctioned off to partially satisfy a civil judgment against the imprisoned evangelist.

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from Alamo followers

posted: 10/11/2011 9:55 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from followers of evangelist Tony Alamo who had their children taken away when they wouldn’t agree not to expose them to the ministry.

Judgment affirmed for 2 tied to Alamo

posted: 09/15/2011 4:32 a.m. Discuss

A judge Tuesday upheld an award of $66 million to two men who said evangelist Tony Alamo ordered them to be beaten and placed on fasts and verbally abused them while they were members of his southwest Arkansas-based ministry.

Ex-Alamo followers respond to motion in lawsuit

posted: 08/31/2011 12:34 p.m. Discuss

The attorney for two former Tony Alamo followers says a request to reduce a $66 million judgment against the convicted evangelist minimizes the men’s suffering.

Ex-Alamo followers closer to collecting from suit

posted: 08/24/2011 9:11 a.m. Discuss

The attorney for two former followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo is being allowed to pursue the sale of a portion of properties once held by an Alamo assistant.

Nation's top court denies Alamo appeal

posted: 06/18/2011 11:58 a.m. Comment 1

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal by evangelist Tony Alamo of his conviction on charges of taking young girls across state lines for sex.

Verdict goes against Alamo

posted: 06/03/2011 6:10 a.m. Comments 2

After deliberating less than two hours, a jury Thursday awarded two men $66 million for their claims that evangelist Tony Alamo ordered them to be beaten, placed them on fasts and verbally abused them while they were members of his southwest Arkansas-based ministry.

Two ex-Alamo members get $33 million each in suit

posted: 06/02/2011 2:47 p.m. Comments 3

Two former members of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo’s ministry have been awarded $33 million each after they sued Alamo for ordering them to be beaten.

Mother testifies son’s paddling did some good

posted: 06/02/2011 3:41 a.m. Discuss

A woman testified Wednesday that her son getting slapped in the face and struck with a wooden paddle when he was 14 and a member of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries was “the best thing that ever happened to him” and that he later told her he deserved it.

Beatings recounted in Alamo suit trial

posted: 06/01/2011 7:05 a.m. Comment 1

After the second time he was beaten at the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in southwest Arkansas, Spencer Ondrisek testified Tuesday, he would stay up late at night, praying and worrying about what might happen to him next. He said he even considered suicide.

Civil trial to begin for convicted evangelist

posted: 05/30/2011 3:03 p.m. Discuss

A civil trial is set to begin Tuesday in Texarkana for convicted evangelist Tony Alamo.

Alamo rehires attorney

updated: 05/18/2011 1:27 p.m. Comment 1

An evangelist convicted of taking young girls across state lines for sex rehired the attorney he fired earlier this week, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Appeals panel hears Alamo case

posted: 03/17/2011 4:23 a.m. Discuss

An attorney for the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries on Wednesday acknowledged that the church’s lawsuit against the Arkansas Department of Human Services has legal shortcomings but maintained that a judge dismissed the case for the wrong reason.

Alamo backers bar child of ’enforcer’ from funeral

posted: 01/26/2011 8:46 a.m. Comment 1

Followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo blocked the daughter of the ministry’s alleged enforcer from attending her father’s funeral in Fouke.

Alamo’s enforcer died of heart failure

posted: 01/19/2011 8:04 a.m. Discuss

Authorities in Kentucky say the alleged enforcer of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo died of congestive heart failure.

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