Tony Alamo, a former street preacher who built his end-of-the-world ministry into a multimillion-dollar network of companies and real estate before he was found guilty in Arkansas of abusing young girls who he thought were his wives, passed away in prison. He was 82.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Alamo, who was formerly known for creating ornately embellished coats for superstars like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, passed away on Tuesday at a federal prison hospital in Butner, North Carolina.
In 2009, the discredited preacher was found guilty of charges that he transported minors, including a 9-year-old, over state lines for s*x. For more details read the full post…
Tony Alamo Cause Of Death
Authorities said that Tony Alamo, an Evangelist preacher who was serving a 175-year prison term for s*xually abusing young girls he believed to be his wives, passed away after serving more than seven years of his sentence.
According to the Associated Press, Alamo, real name Bernie Lazar Hoffman, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82 while being held at a federal prison infirmary in Butner, North Carolina, according to the Bureau of Prisons.
Although specifics of his demise are not yet known, he apparently had a lot of health issues, including diabetes and a heart attack in 2011.
According to the AP, Alamo was found guilty on 10 charges in 2009 for transporting young girls, including a 9-year-old, across state borders into Arkansas in order to have s*x with them. Through the 1990s, some were coerced into becoming his “wives”.
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Against Catholicism, homophobia, and polygamy with young women, Alamo began preaching in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Later, he and his wife Susan relocated his headquarters to Arkansas, where he married girls as young as 15 years old in private ceremonies held at his ranch.
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The Tony Alamo Christian Ministries at its peak had thousands of adherents all throughout the nation. Several former members of Alamo’s evangelist community “expressed relief” when they learned the news of his passing was accurate, according to John Wesley Hall, an attorney who represented Alamo, who spoke to the AP.
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