- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An attorney for convicted former evangelist Tony Alamo has filed objections to a federal magistrate’s recommendation to deny Alamo’s motion to overturn his convictions.

The Texarkana Gazette reported Saturday (https://bit.ly/13kM2Pt ) that attorney John Rogers asks that a U.S. District Court judge vacate or modify the recommendations of Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant.

Bryant in November rejected the 80-year-old Alamo’s claims of ineffective counsel; that the government withheld information that may have helped his case; and that he was denied the right to testify in his own defense.

Alamo was convicted in July 2009 of 10 counts of taking young girls across state lines for sex and is now serving a 175 year prison sentence.

Rogers asks that Bryant’s recommendation to dismiss Alamo’s motion be reversed and requests a hearing on Alamo’s claims.



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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, https://www.texarkanagazette.com

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