The attorneys for former VCSC Superintendent Danny Tanoos has issued a statement on behalf of the former school official, following his first initial hearing in Marion County court today.
At around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, Tanoos’ attorneys James Voyles and Jennifer Lukemeyer issued the following statement after the hearing:
“In February of 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated a bribery investigation of Mr. Daniel Tanoos and others. No charges from that investigation were filed against Mr.Tanoos. Now, after approximately 2 years of investigation, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has now filed bribery charges against Mr. Tanoos from the same FBI investigation. Mr. Tanoos has maintained his innocence during his cooperation with the investigation and will continue to vehemently deny the charges now filed. Mr. Tanoos has dedicated 20 years to the Vigo County School Corporation and its students as the Superintendent and is proud of that service. Because of that dedication Mr. Tanoos will aggressively fight these charges.”
Tanoos is currently facing three criminal charges of bribery and if convicted could face several years in prison.
A pre-trial date has been set for November 21st and a trial date is set for December 6th.