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Former VCSC Superintendent To Appeal Denied Felony Charge Dismissal

Tanoos walks out of court hearing

Daniel Tanoos walks out of Marion Superior Court after an initial court hearing last fall. (Zach Herndon/WTIU/WFIU News)

Defense attorneys for former Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Daniel Tanoos will file an appeal in an attempt to get three felony counts of bribery dropped. 

During a hearing in Indianapolis Wednesday, defense attorney James Voyles requested the Court of Appeals review a portion of the case before it reaches trial.

This comes after the court denied a motion Tuesday that Tanoos’ attorneys filed in October to dismiss all charges against him.

Tanoos is accused of accepting bribes from Energy Systems Group in exchange for a contract between the corporation and the school district. Court documents say Tanoos accepted gifts, including dinners and tickets to events.

The judge also granted a request to lift a travel ban that prohibits Tanoos from traveling outside of Indiana.

Tanoos retired last summer after serving as superintendent of Vigo County schools for 20 years.

A status hearing is scheduled for April 24 in Marion County.

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