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Wed July 10, 2013
Delay In Civil Case Over Alamo Ministry Properties
A U.S. magistrate has indefinitely postponed a hearing in a lawsuit over ownership claims to properties associated with Tony Alamo Ministries members.
The properties include the church building, a gym building, a warehouse, a restaurant parking lot, a restaurant and a home in Fort Smith.
Alamo was convicted on federal charges that he transported young girls across state lines for sex and is serving a 175-year prison sentence.
The Texarkana Gazette reports two men who were abused in the ministry as boys have filed claims to the properties to settle a $30 million judgment they won against Alamo.
Their claim argues that even though the properties are listed under the names of ministry members, they are overseen by Alamo.