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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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1/8/14 – Times Record: Alamo Ministries Member Gets Life Sentence on Child Sex Charge

Times Record Online Edition
January 9, 2014
By Jeff Arnold
Times Record • jarnold@swtimes.com

Alamo Ministries Member Gets Life Sentence on Child Sex Charge

A member of Tony Alamo Ministries was sentenced to life in prison Thursday by a U.S. District Court judge who called his actions “the most reprehensible conduct I’ve seen in my tenure on the bench.”

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1/15/2014 – TG: Former Alamo members file suit. Five women from 2009 criminal case, two others seek damages in state court

Texarkana Gazette
January 15, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Former Alamo members file suit.
Five women from 2009 criminal case, two others seek damages in state court

Seven women, all former members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday in state court in Miller County, Ark., seeking damages for suffering they endured under imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo’s control.

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1/13/2014 – TG: Alamo follower gets life for sexual misconduct with three young girls ***COMMENTS***

Texarkana Gazette
January 13, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Alamo follower gets life for sexual misconduct with three young girls

A Tony Alamo Christian Ministries member received life in prison Thursday for sexual misconduct with three young girls whose mother was a ministry member as well.

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1/9/14 – Tony Alamo ministry member sentenced to life in prison for having sex with minor ***COMMENTS***

The Citywire
January 9, 2014
Submitted by The City Wire Staff

Tony Alamo ministry member sentenced to life in prison

Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced Thursday (Jan. 9) that Douglas James Christopher, 60, of Valparaiso, Ind., was sentenced today for knowingly transporting a minor from Oklahoma to Arkansas with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

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1/3/2014 – TG: Judge dismisses lawsuit by Alamo former wives

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

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Alamo former wives

A federal civil lawsuit filed in 2010 on behalf of former wives of imprisoned evangelist and polygamist Tony Alamo has been dismissed.

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1/2/2014 – TG: February hearing set for Alamo properties case

Texarkana Gazette
January 2, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

February hearing set for Alamo properties case

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for February to address a second group of properties in Fouke and Fort Smith, Ark., associated with imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo.

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