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.” [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]