Tanis Sentenced For Animal Cruelty

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MOOSIC -- John Tanis was sentenced Wednesday in Lackawanna County to one to two years in prison on animal cruelty charges.

Tanis was convicted in December of 2014 on five animal cruelty charges.

Tanis has been in jail since April for violating the terms of his bail.

During sentencing, Tanis spoke for 40 minutes asserting his innocence.

The judge said this case was just the latest in Tanis' "decades-long defiance of the law."

In addition to prison time, he was ordered to forfeit his dogs that have been in the care of an animal rights group since last year.

Tanis has previous convictions on animal cruelty and weapons charges.

 

9 comments

  • tiffany

    Actualy he spoke for a total of 1 hiur and five minutes trust me i know i was there he spoke of everything ekse c except the case at hand the judge said he is paasive aggrasibe and is trying to put the blame on everyone else except him self he even had the nerve to ask why his deceased mother is not being charged with animal cruelty

  • tiffany

    Actuakky he spoke for a total of 1 hiur and five minutes trust me i know i was there he spoke of everything ekse c except the case at hand the judge said he is paasive aggrasibe and is trying to put the blame on everyone else except him self he even had the nerve to ask why his deceased mother is not being charged with animal cruelty

  • Mike brown

    Am I wrong for saying I don’t think a child molester should be given probation. This guy should receive this time plus more. My only problem is how can we justify this 1 to 2 years when this same county has given out probation to know child molesters.

  • Mike brown

    I don’t normally comment on theses things I agree with his sentence but what I don’t agree with is that a child molester only gets probation it shouldn’t matter if it their first offense

  • Justice

    Gosh, I sure hope they remember to feed him and water him and take him for walks and pet him from time to time.

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