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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...]

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...]