Tony Alamo followers fill Texarkana court
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Close to 100 members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries showed up in Texarkana for a hearing to address claims to properties a federal judge previously ruled can be sold.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that some of the members testified during Friday's hearing.
The ministry members want a federal judge to rethink an order giving the green light to sell six Fort Smith, Ark., properties associated with Tony Alamo to partially satisfy a $30 million judgment he owes two men raised in the controversial group.
Those two men were beaten, starved and denied education.
In 2010, a jury found Alamo guilty of conspiracy, battery and outrage.
Alamo is serving a 175-year federal prison term for bringing children across state lines for sex.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.