TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — It appears that Danny Tanoos will soon have a clean record in regard to the situation that led to his leaving the Vigo County School Corporation.
In exchange for Tanoos’ guilty plea in November 2021, the court dropped three charges of bribery and added a misdemeanor charge of unlawful competitive bidding, to which Tanoos pleaded guilty. As part of that deal, the court added the case would be eligible for expungement within a year.
Tanoos having filed for expungement was met with zero pushback from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
Andrew Fogle, a deputy prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, explained that with misdemeanor expungement, the state can only confirm that a petition complies with statutory requirements. If it does, the prosecutor can not object to the petition.
Fogle said that differs from felony expungement, where the court and prosecution have discretionary power to object beyond technicalities within the petitioning document.
A look at Mycase.in.gov, where public Indiana court records are kept, as of Tuesday morning showed Tanoos’ case history. As of 11:30 a.m., a search for the case record returns no results.