LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A mattress company is seeking new court action over thousands of mattresses that were supposed to have gone to victims of Hurricane Katrina but instead wound up with Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.
The lawsuit, by New Jersey-based Tempur-Pedic, had been put on hold in 2008 when the president of the nonprofit organization Waste to Charity filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy has since been resolved and Tempur-Pedic wants the case reopened.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Tempur-Pedic says it gave 3,500 mattresses to Waste to Charity for distribution to Katrina victims.
The company claims some mattresses were sold and others wound up at a Booneville warehouse run by Action Distributors, which is controlled by Alamo's ministry.
Alamo is serving a 175-year federal prison sentence for taking children across state lines for sex.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com
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