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8/8/14 – Fouke church acquires convicted Alamo’s building

KTBS
August 8, 2014
By Julie Parr

Fouke church acquires convicted evangelist’s building

While it’s been almost six years since Tony Alamo went from self-proclaimed prophet to prisoner, the church that he set up in Fouke, Arkansas still bears his name.

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6/13/14 – TG: GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE

Texarkana Gazette
June 13, 2014
By Evan Lewis – Texarkana Gazette

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE
Tony Alamo properties sold to partially satisfy large civil judgment


Jeff Landers with U.S. Marshals Service accepts a bid on one of the five properties previously owned by Tony Alamo during an auction Thursday morning.

The church and three others properties in Fouke, Ark., and one in Texarkana, Ark., were all sold to the highest bidders.

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5/3/14 – TG – Judge OKs sale of property to partially satisfy Alamo debt

Texarkana Gazette
May 3, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Judge OKs sale of property to partially satisfy Alamo debt

A federal judge in Texarkana has given the green light for the sale of more properties associated with imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo.

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5/1/14 – TG: Alamo followers don’t appear at court hearing on property claims. One man sends letter saying proceedings doing nothing ‘more than leaving us homeless.’

Texarkana Gazette
May 1, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe

Alamo followers don’t appear at court hearing on property claims.
One man sends letter saying proceedings doing nothing ‘more than leaving us homeless.’

Followers of Tony Alamo did not show for a court hearing Wednesday to address claims of ownership to properties in Fouke and Texarkana, Ark., that a federal judge has ruled can be sold.

Earlier this year, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant nixed claims to properties in Fouke and Fort Smith, Ark., made by more than 70 Alamo loyalists on properties associated with imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo. However, Bryant said he is willing to consider additional evidence concerning the claims of two men whose names appear on titles for houses in Fouke and Texarkana.

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5/1/14 – AP: Followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo fail to show for hearing on ministry properties

The Republic (Columbus, Indiana)
May 1, 2014
The Associated Press

Followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo fail to show for hearing on ministry properties

TEXARKANA, Arkansas — Followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo failed to attend a court hearing that was scheduled to consider their claims of ownership of Alamo ministry properties in Fouke and Texarkana, Arkansas.

A federal magistrate ruled previously that the properties can be sold to help pay $30 million Alamo owes two men after a federal jury found that he ordered the beatings and other abuse of the men when they were children in his ministry, but scheduled a hearing on claims that members of the ministry are the owners.

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4/24/14 – TG: Former Alamo followers sue. Twelve say they were abused as children

Texarkana Gazette
April 24, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Former Alamo followers sue
Twelve say they were abused as children

Twelve former members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries filed a federal lawsuit this week seeking damages for alleged abuses they suffered as children raised in the controversial group.

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4/13/14 – AP: Attorneys say followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo have gutted properties to be sold

The Republic
April 13, 2014
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 13, 2014 – 2:04 pm EDT

Attorneys say followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo have gutted properties to be sold

TEXARKANA, Arkansas — Attorneys for two men who are owed $30 million from a civil judgment against convicted evangelist Tony Alamo say properties owned by Alamo’s ministry have been stripped by his followers since a federal judge ordered that the properties be sold to help pay the debt.

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4/13/14 – TG: Alamo buildings gutted before sale

Texarkana Gazette
April 14, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Alamo buildings gutted before sale

Judge ordered properties sold to satisfy judgment; plaintiff: fixtures such as doors, sinks…

The Tony Alamo Christian Ministries church building in Fouke, Ark., and other properties have been gutted since a federal judge ordered their sale.

“Plaintiffs have learned that certain fixtures such as air conditioning units, ceiling tiles, doors, sinks, commodes and insulation are being removed from the properties,” states a motion filed on behalf of two men owed a $30 million judgment from imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo.

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3/21/2014 – TG: Alamo ‘wives’ win big lawsuit. Evangelist must pay more than half a billion dollars

Texarkana Gazette
March 21, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Alamo ‘wives’ win big lawsuit
Evangelist must pay more than half a billion dollars

A circuit judge in Miller County, Ark., ordered imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo to pay more than half a billion dollars in damages to seven women he sexually and physically abused.

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3/21/2014 – New Article: The Washington Post (AP) Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims

The Washington Post
March 21, 2014
By Associated Press

Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims

An Arkansas judge has awarded seven women physically and sexually abused by evangelist Tony Alamo another $525 million, pushing the total owed by the imprisoned preacher and an affiliated church to more than $1 billion.

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3/4/2014 – Anti-Catholic Cult Hit With Half Billion-Dollar Judgment

Southern Poverty Law Center
March 4, 2014
By Mark Potok on March 4, 2014

Anti-Catholic Cult Hit With Half Billion-Dollar Judgment

Christhiaon Coie has spent 43 years waiting for the day when the brutal, Catholic- and gay-hating cult leader who she says raped her and numerous other girls, some of them as young as 8, would get his just desserts.

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3/14/2014 – TG: Federal judge rules Alamo properties can be sold

Texarkana Gazette
March 14, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Federal judge rules Alamo properties can be sold

The Alamo Ministries church in Fouke, Ark., and other properties can be sold to partially satisfy a $30 million judgment Tony Alamo owes two men raised in the controversial group, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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3/8/14 – TG: Judge rules Alamo church can be sold

Texarkana Gazette
March 8, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Judge rules Alamo church can be sold

A federal judge in Texarkana has once again given the green light to sell Tony Alamo’s Fort Smith, Ark., church building to partially satisfy a $30 million judgment owed by the imprisoned evangelist.

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2/27/14 – Daily Mail (United Kingdom) : Half a billion dollars is awarded to seven former ‘child brides’ of pedophile televangelist who sexually abused them when they were girls

Mailonline.com (United Kingdom)
February 27, 2014
By Michael Zennie and Associated Press Reporter

Half a billion dollars is awarded to seven former ‘child brides’ of pedophile televangelist who sexually abused them when they were girls

Tony Alamo, a televangelist who formed a massive ministry, was convicted of beating sexually abusing several girls while he ran Twenty First Century Holiness Tabernacle Church
One woman testified that he abused her from age 9 until she escaped at age 15
Took several girls and women as his wives
Alamo is currently serving 175 years in federal prison on sex assault charges
His ministry owns still ‘billions’ in property and water rights

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3/1/14 – (LA TIMES) : Tony Alamo victims awarded $525 million; L.A. properties may be sold

LA Times
March 1, 2014
By Paresh Dave

Tony Alamo victims awarded $525 million; L.A. properties may be sold

Seven women who alleged they were sexually abused as children by former Christian ministry tycoon Tony Alamo were awarded $525 million by an Arkansas judge this week after an Alamo church failed to respond to a lawsuit.

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3/1/14 – (Blog post) : Court awards stunning $525 million to victims of cult leader and convicted felon Tony Alamo

The Raw Story
March 1, 2014
By Tom Boggioni

Court awards stunning $525 million to victims of cult leader and convicted felon Tony Alamo

An Arkansas judge awarded $525 million this week to seven women who alleged they were sexually abused as children by former Christian ministry tycoon Tony Alamo, after the Alamo church failed to respond to a lawsuit, according to the L.A. Times.

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2/27/14 – Winning Lawyer Going After Alamo’s Sierra Highway Property ***COMMENTS***

SCVNews.com (Santa Clarita, California)
February 27, 2014

Winning Lawyer Going After Alamo’s Sierra Highway Property

An Arkansas judge has awarded more than half a billion-with-a-B dollars to seven women who’d been abused by the child-molesting evangelist Tony Alamo when they were girls, and Alamo’s church property on Sierra Highway could end up footing the bill.

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2/27/14 – TG: Court awards more than $500 million to Alamo ‘wives’

Texarkana Gazette
February 27, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Court awards more than $500 million to Alamo ‘wives’

A Miller County, Ark., judge awarded more than half a billion dollars in damages to seven female former members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries this week.

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2/8/14 – TG: Alamo followers testify in hearing over property sales ***COMMENTS*** Photo added

Texarkana Gazette
February 8, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Alamo followers testify in hearing over property sales

Staff photo by Evan Lewis The parents of Seth Calagna, one of two men owed a $30 million judgment by Tony Alamo, walk with other Alamo loyalists into the federal courthouse Wednesday for a hearing concerning properties in Fouke, Texarkana and Fort Smith, Ark.

Staff photo by Evan Lewis The parents of Seth Calagna, one of two men owed a $30 million judgment by Tony Alamo, walk with other Alamo loyalists into the federal courthouse Wednesday for a hearing concerning properties in Fouke, Texarkana and Fort Smith, Ark.

A federal judge heard from more than 20 followers of Tony Alamo on Wednesday at a hearing to address properties in Fouke, Texarkana and Fort Smith, Ark., that a federal judge previously ordered can be sold to partially satisfy a $30 million civil judgment Alamo owes.

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1/31/14 – TG: Alamo members file liens, stalling property sales ***COMMENTS***

Texarkana Gazette
January 31, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Alamo members file liens, stalling property sales
Arguments must be heard on Fort Smith church, gym; four properties were sold last week

Properties associated with imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo didn’t go up for auction last week as planned.

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