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 Alamo Christian Ministries

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Friday March 20, 2009
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
John Erwin Kolbeck A judge’s ruling Wednesday gives two teenagers an extra three months to find the man they say beat them while they were members of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and serve him with a copy of their lawsuit.

But the teenagers’ attorney, W. David Carter of Texarkana, Texas, said he doesn’t expect to wait that long to move forward with the lawsuit, which seeks damages against the ministry’s leader, Tony Alamo, and John Kolbeck, whom authorities have identified as Alamo’s “enforcer.”

Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
Tony Alamo Evangelist Tony Alamo has hired Danny Davis, the same lawyer who in 1991 represented him in a child abuse case that never went to trial.

Alamo’s choice of Davis means the evangelist likely wants to attack the credibility of witnesses who will claim the evangelist took young girls across the state lines for sex.

Davis said Thursday that his client’s poor eyesight and diminishing physique would have made it impossible for him to have had sex with underage girls, as federal prosecutors claim.

Monday December 4, 2006
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
A hidden corpse, a UFO sighting, an unpublished Beatles album worth millions, a global conspiracy involving popes and presidents, prison time for tax evasion. These are a few of the stories that have swirled around evangelist Tony Alamo for decades.

Friday November 10, 2006
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
Sherry Potts is urging Fouke residents and property owners in the town to become united against the Tony Alamo Ministries.

Wednesday September 13, 2006
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
After a bullet hit one of the church windows, Tony Alamo Ministries hired a security company to watch for possible troublemakers. But concern has grown among Fouke residents about why armed security guards with R&G Securities has stopped vehicles from driving onto South Circle Drive and the property of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.

Wednesday August 25, 2004
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
HELENA - The Montana Human Rights Network has sent informational letters to the state's two Catholic dioceses in the wake of a literature drop by an anti-Catholic group headquartered in Arkansas and headed by a former Montanan.

Thursday February 20, 1997
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismissed on a technicality religious cult leader Tony Alamo's appeal of an order requiring him to produce the missing body of his long-dead wife for burial.

Sunday October 1, 1995
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
He’s a convicted tax evader and a flamboyant evangelist who once ran what authorities called a multimillion-dollar, Saugus-based cult. Now Tony Alamo is also a grave robber–at least in the eyes of an Arkansas judge, who has ordered him to lay to rest his wife’s missing 13-year-old corpse.

Sunday September 18, 1994
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
The evangelist Tony Alamo, whose church once ran businesses worth millions of dollars, has drawn a maximum sentence of six years in prison on an income tax conviction.

Sunday July 31, 1994
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
Tony Alamo faces charges of child abuse. He is expected to remain in Memphis for months, appealing a tax conviction.

Sunday June 12, 1994
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
The evangelist Tony Alamo has been convicted of tax evasion and jailed after prosecutors said that he was a risk to flee as well as a polygamist who had preyed on married women and girls in his congregation.

Tuesday July 13, 1993
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
Evangelist's empire has crumbled and he faces child abuse and tax charges. He says it's all a plot to stop his spreading the Gospel.

Sunday July 11, 1993
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
Religion: Ex-followers recall Tony Alamo's path as harsh and narrow.

Monday March 30, 1992
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
Lawsuit: His stepdaughter accuses the religious figure of spiriting off the remains of his fourth wife. His countersuit claims he has been slandered. ;

Saturday March 21, 1992
Alamo Christian MinistriesTony Alamo:
The Internal Revenue Service said Friday it will begin auctioning hundreds of items, from real estate to keepsake photos, seized from evangelist Tony Alamo and his followers, capitalizing on a federal court’s ruling that the former fugitive’s church was a moneymaking operation that does not merit tax-exempt status.

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