2 former members of Tony Alamo cult awarded $33 million each in civil suit

Tony Alamo Two former members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries have been awarded $33 million each after they sued Alamo for ordering them to be beaten.

The two men testified that evangelist Tony Alamo ordered his enforcer, John Kolbek, to beat them. [Read more...]

Civil trial to begin for evangelist convicted for taking girls across state lines for sex

Tony Alamo Evangelist Tony Alamo, who is serving a 175-year sentence in federal prison for taking young girls across state lines for sex, faces a civil trial starting Tuesday that he ordered the beating of two of his former ministry members.

The alleged enforcer, John Kolbek, died last January while on the run. [Read more...]

Court upholds decision to strip followers of Tony Alamo cult of parental rights

Tony Alamo The Arkansas Supreme Court says a judge was right to terminate the parental rights of seven people who saw their 16 children seized from the compound of evangelist Tony Alamo in 2008.

The judge concluded that, among other things, the children faced danger of beatings and forced fasts ordered by the evangelist who was convicted in 2009 of transporting underage girls across state lines for sex and sentenced to 175 years in prison. [Read more...]

Tony Alamo placed in isolation

Evangelist Tony Alamo is in isolation at the federal prison in Tucson, where he is serving a 175-year term for sex crimes, according to his lawyer.

Attorney John Wesley Hall Jr. of Little Rock said prison officials placed Alamo in the special unit after a physical confrontation with another inmate and allegations Alamo made verbal threats to harm prosecutors and others connected with his criminal case.

According to a recent post on the Website hosted by Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, Alamo is a “political prisoner.”

“The true reason for Pastor Alamo’s imprisonment is exposing the one world government cult,” the Website said. [Read more...]

Magistrate judge delays civil trial accusing evangelist Tony Alamo of abuse

A federal magistrate judge has indefinitely delayed the civil trial against evangelist Tony Alamo in a lawsuit over alleged abuse at his ministries.

Plaintiffs Spencer Ondrisek and Seth Calagna have already won $3 million judgment against John Kolbek, Tony Alamo’s alleged ‘enforcer.’ Kolbek remains a fugitive.

Alamo is serving a 175-year prison sentence after being convicted of five counts of transporting young girl across state lines for sex. He is appealing that conviction. [Read more...]