Alamo loses phone privileges in federal prison

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Convicted evangelist Tony Alamo has had his telephone privileges suspended for more than 400 days for violating Federal Bureau of Prisons policy.

Alamo attorney Phillip Kuhn says the 75-year-old Alamo was trying to conduct business over the phone. Fellow Alamo attorney John Wesley Hall Jr. says Alamo is appealing the disciplinary action.

Hall says the bureau of prisons should have made sure Alamo knew he's not allowed to run a business enterprise from inside the prison before the rule was enforced.

Alamo was convicted in 2009 on 10 counts of taking young girls across state lines for sex. He was sentenced to 175 years in prison and is being held at the U.S. Penitentiary in Tucson, Ariz.

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

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