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December 21, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ongoing dispute between the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and followers of fugitive preacher and clothing designer Tony Alamo moved to the courts this week, as the Alamo faithful filed suit against the federation, which has launched a successful campaign to stop the sale of Alamo jackets.
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March 30, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it a morbid sideshow, a strange offshoot to the ongoing tribulations of religious figure Tony Alamo. Stripped of his church's holdings in four states, his flock thinning and awaiting trial on charges that he ordered the beating of a young boy in Saugus, Alamo has for more than a year been at the center of a bizarre mystery reaching from the hills of Arkansas to the San Fernando Valley. Where is his former wife's body? And who took it?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Western clothing firm and fundamentalist churches founded by fugitive preacher Tony Alamo are in disarray and may face imminent financial collapse as the result of a recent IRS crackdown, attorneys for the clothing firm and government officials said this week. Agents for the Internal Revenue Service in June seized merchandise and placed liens on churches, clothing stores and other property linked to Alamo as partial compensation for $7.9 million in unpaid back taxes, IRS officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flamboyant evangelist Tony Alamo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he directed the beating of a young boy three years ago at the now-defunct commune his religious cult established in Saugus. "I am innocent and am here to prove it," the smiling preacher said before entering Newhall Municipal Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it a morbid sideshow, a strange offshoot to the ongoing tribulations of religious figure Tony Alamo. Stripped of his church's holdings in four states, his flock thinning and awaiting trial on charges that he ordered the beating of a young boy in Saugus, Alamo has for more than a year been at the center of a bizarre mystery reaching from the hills of Arkansas to the San Fernando Valley. Where is his former wife's body? And who took it?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flamboyant evangelist Tony Alamo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he directed the beating of a young boy three years ago at the now-defunct commune his religious cult established in Saugus. "I am innocent and am here to prove it," the smiling preacher said before entering Newhall Municipal Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten days after fugitive cult leader Tony Alamo was arrested in Tampa, Fla., and jailed without bail, WRFA-820 in nearby Largo, an AM radio station featuring religious programming, broadcast its regular 1 p.m. show, "The Watchman." "This is Tony Alamo, rightly divining the word of the living God," said the prerecorded voice of the jailed preacher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though hunted across the nation by federal agents, religious cult leader Tony Alamo lived an open, if not completely public, life before his capture this month in Florida. For nearly three years, the fugitive preacher wanted on child abuse charges in Los Angeles often traveled the country--almost always with an entourage of followers or at the very least a chauffeur. Investigators say that he started and operated businesses from coast to coast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991
Flamboyant evangelist Tony Alamo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he directed the beating of a young boy three years ago at the now-defunct commune his religious cult established in Saugus. "I am innocent and am here to prove it," the preacher said before entering the plea in Newhall Municipal Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in his years of trouble with the law, flamboyant evangelist Tony Alamo was sentenced to prison Friday, a six-year federal tax-evasion term that has Los Angeles prosecutors wondering whether they need to follow through on his scheduled child abuse trial. Alamo, winding up a three-day hearing in a federal court in Memphis, asked for probation or some other alternative to prison. "As far as I'm concerned, you could deport me to Israel and that would be just fine," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though hunted across the nation by federal agents, religious cult leader Tony Alamo lived an open, if not completely public, life before his capture this month in Florida. For nearly three years, the fugitive preacher wanted on child abuse charges in Los Angeles often traveled the country--almost always with an entourage of followers or at the very least a chauffeur. Investigators say that he started and operated businesses from coast to coast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten days after fugitive cult leader Tony Alamo was arrested in Tampa, Fla., and jailed without bail, WRFA-820 in nearby Largo, an AM radio station featuring religious programming, broadcast its regular 1 p.m. show, "The Watchman." "This is Tony Alamo, rightly divining the word of the living God," said the prerecorded voice of the jailed preacher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Western clothing firm and fundamentalist churches founded by fugitive preacher Tony Alamo are in disarray and may face imminent financial collapse as the result of a recent IRS crackdown, attorneys for the clothing firm and government officials said this week. Agents for the Internal Revenue Service in June seized merchandise and placed liens on churches, clothing stores and other property linked to Alamo as partial compensation for $7.9 million in unpaid back taxes, IRS officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ongoing dispute between the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and followers of fugitive preacher and clothing designer Tony Alamo moved to the courts this week, as the Alamo faithful filed suit against the federation, which has launched a successful campaign to stop the sale of Alamo jackets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lawyers for evangelist Tony Alamo on Friday won a two-week delay of his sentencing in Memphis for federal tax violations. Alamo, 59, is the flamboyant leader of the Holy Alamo Christian Church, which started as a street ministry in the 1960s and earned millions of dollars in later years through communes and businesses. On June 8, he was convicted of falsifying his 1985 income-tax returns and failing to file returns for the next three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flamboyant evangelist Tony Alamo was convicted on federal tax charges in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, clearing the way for him to return to Los Angeles to stand trial on charges that he ordered the beating of a young boy at his onetime Saugus commune. A hearing in the Saugus case is scheduled today in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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