US Supreme Court Denies Alamo Appeal Request

Apr 16, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by convicted evangelist Tony Alamo to hear an appeal of a civil lawsuit in which Alamo was ordered to pay millions to two men.

The court denied the appeal in a brief order dated Monday.

Alamo was ordered to pay Seth Calagna and Spencer Ondrisek $33 million each after a federal jury in Texarkana, Ark., found that he abused the two when they were children growing up in Alamo's ministry. The amount was reduced to $15 million each by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Alamo's attorneys appealed after the appeals court in November refused to reconsider the case.

Alamo is currently serving a 175-year sentence after being convicted in 2009 of taking young girls across state lines for sex.