WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.