Tony Alamo rehires civil lawsuit attorney

Associated Press/May 18, 2011

Little Rock, Arkansas - An evangelist convicted of taking young girls across state lines for sex has rehired the attorney he fired earlier this week.

The attorney for Tony Alamo, John Wesley Hall Jr., wrote in a court document filed Wednesday that Alamo wants him back. Alamo's wife had requested that Hall be discharged from an upcoming lawsuit after she met with her husband in federal prison on Sunday.

But Alamo changed his mind and said in an email to his wife that Hall "did a good job," and told her to rehire him immediately.

The lawsuit by two former members of Alamo's ministry says he ordered another man to beat them.

David Carter, an attorney for the two men, says Alamo was just trying to delay the case by firing his attorney.

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