Judge extends deadline to find Tony Alamo’s alleged enforcer

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.”

Lawyer: Evangelist Tony Alamo was too old and weak to have committed sex crimes

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.

Tony Alamo: Storied evangelist still preaching

A hidden corpse, a UFO sighting, an unpublished Beatles album worth millions, a global conspiracy involving popes and presidents, prison time for tax evasion.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.

Woman urges united Fouke against Alamo Ministries

Sherry Potts is urging Fouke residents and property owners in the town to become united against the Tony Alamo Ministries.

Surrounding the Alamo ministries

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.

Arkansas group leaves anti-Catholic literature in Helena

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. The Alamo Christian Ministries, which teaches that the Vatican is an evil cult that controls all governments, recently […]

Cult Leader Loses Ruling Over Dead Wife’s Body

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. The body of Susan Alamo, who died of cancer in 1982, disappeared from a Dyer, Ark., mausoleum owned by the cult in […]

Preacher Tony Alamo Told to Return Wife’s Remains

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.

Evangelist Is Given 6-Year Prison Term

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.

Cult Leader’s Return to L.A. for Trial Delayed

Tony Alamo faces charges of child abuse. He is expected to remain in Memphis for months, appealing a tax conviction.

Jury Convicts An Evangelist Of Tax Evasion

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.

Tony Alamo Blames Woes on Satan in Government Garb

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. Hounded by government agents, faced with financial ruin and slandered by some of the very souls he labored to save, controversial evangelist and accused tax dodger Tony Alamo says Satan has […]

Is He a Prophet, Promoter or Profiteer?

Religion: Ex-followers recall Tony Alamo’s path as harsh and narrow. “. . . the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.” –Deuteronomy 18:20, quoted by an ex-follower of Tony Alamo. Hounded […]

Mystery Over Missing Body Stalks Tony Alamo

Lawsuit: His stepdaughter accuses the religious figure of spiriting off the remains of his fourth wife. His countersuit claims he has been slandered. ; Call it a morbid sideshow, a strange offshoot to the ongoing tribulations of religious figure Tony Alamo. Stripped of his church’s holdings in four states, his flock thinning and awaiting trial […]

IRS to Auction Property Seized From Evangelist Tony Alamo for Debts

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.

Tony Alamo’s Attorney Seeks to Separate the Man From Myth

When flamboyant evangelist Tony Alamo goes to court next month in Newhall on charges that he ordered followers to discipline a young boy by striking him 140 times with a board, he will be represented by an attorney who may be walking familiar ground.

Jury Rules Alamo Is Innocent

A federal jury in Ft. Smith, Ark., on Thursday found religious cult leader Tony Alamo innocent on a charge that he threatened to kidnap a federal judge. When the verdict was read, Alamo sat motionless at first, then turned and hugged his defense attorney, Jeffrey Dickstein. “It’s a major victory for the people of the […]

High Profile Was Tony Alamo’s Downfall

Though hunted across the nation by federal agents, religious cult leader Tony Alamo lived an open, if not completely public, life before his capture this month in Florida.

Leaderless Cult’s Future Clouded

Cult experts say the jailing of Tony Alamo and the seizures of most properties belonging to the Holy Alamo Christian Church will probably mean the end of the cult. But in interviews with several of Alamo’s followers who flocked to a courthouse in Tampa earlier this month to support him, it is apparent that they view the jailed pastor as a near-martyr whose captivity will rally them to the cause. They emphatically denied that his church would founder.
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