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8:44 am
Mon December 16, 2013

6 Tony Alamo Properties Scheduled For Auction

Six properties in Fort Smith owned by convicted evangelist Tony Alamo have been scheduled for auction next month.

The Texarkana Gazettes reports that the properties include the Alamo Ministries church building, a gym, warehouse, restaurant, restaurant parking lot and a house.

The sale is intended to raise funds to pay $15 million that Alamo was ordered to pay to each of two men after a jury found that he ordered the men beaten, starved and abused when they were children in his ministry.

Several members of Alamo's ministry have claimed they, not Alamo, own the properties but a federal magistrate rejected those claims.

The 79-year-old Alamo is currently serving a 175-year prison term after being convicted of taking young girls across state lines for sex.