Cult leader Tony Alamo must reveal financial sources

Cult leader Tony Alamo Cult leader Tony Alamo must reveal the source of finances he uses to pay his attorneys as legal authorities are trying to figure out how to satisfy judgments his victims have won against him.

The ‘evangelist,’ whose ministry is considered a cult both sociologically and theologically, is serving a 175-year prison sentence. [Read more...]

Imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo in poor health

Tony Alamo The lawyer for an Arkansas evangelist convicted of taking young girls across state lines for sex says his client was hospitalized for about two weeks but has since been released.

Tony Alamo was recently hospitalized with hospitalized with liver problems, heart attack and double pneumonia. [Read more...]

Judge denies Tony Alamo attorney’s request to halt civil lawsuit

Tony Alamo A federal judge has denied defense requests to halt proceedings in a civil lawsuit filed by former wives of Tony Alamo.

The judge ruled that the law does not permit civil defendants to request a halt to proceedings in cases it speculates may be the subject of a criminal investigation. [Read more...]

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from Tony Alamo followers who had children taken away

Tony Alamo 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 controversial ministry.

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the taking of the children was not a barrier to the parents’ constitutional rights to practice religion. [Read more...]

$66M verdict in suit against jailed cult leader Tony Alamo upheld

Tony Alamo A federal magistrate has upheld a $66 million judgment against jailed evangelist Tony Alamo for abuse suffered by two boys when they were being reared in his ministry.

A jury awarded Seth Calagna and Spencer Ondrisek, former members raised in the controversial Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, $3 million apiece in actual damages and $30 million apiece in punitive damages after a trial in June. [Read more...]

Ex-Followers Pursue Cult Leader Tony Alamo’s Assets

Tony Alamo Imprisoned cult leader Tony Alamo owes millions of dollars in court-ordered restitution for abusing some of his former followers, triggering a nationwide hunt for assets still controlled by the Arkansas ‘evangelist.’

Former followers have won millions in court judgments, but government and private investigators say Mr. Alamo kept few assets in his name, making it difficult to collect. [Read more...]