Leslie Janous, Tennessee "Party Mom" Embezzler, Busted in Apache Junction

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Leslie Janous, a.k.a., Leslie Gibbs, of Tennessee, held a lavish Sweet 15 birthday party for daughter in 2006 that attracted MTV. Turns out she embezzled the money for it.
​The party's over for a Tennessee crook who spent some of her embezzled millions on a spectacular Sweet 15 party for her daughter.

Leslie Janous, who also goes by Leslie Gibbs, pleaded guilty in February to stealing at least $4.5 million from her employer, Scancarbon, Inc., a precious metals firm in Knoxville. She was ordered to stay at home until her July sentencing, but she ditched her ankle bracelet in April and vanished. On Friday, federal agents arrested Janous at a home in Apache Junction.

Janous is a woman that Tennessee newspaper readers have loved to hate -- well before she was indicted. A 2006 article about her daughter's lavish party reportedly drew nasty comments from around the region. MTV considered using the party for its series on over-the-top shindigs, My Super Sweet Sixteen.

Janous gave her daughter, Brittany, a $50,000 convertible BMW at the party, among other gifts.

Fresh loathing for Janous arose in October, when she was indicted for fraud, and the public learned she'd stolen her fortune.

Having seen a couple of episodes of My Super Sweet Sixteen, it's awfully satisfying to see one of those brat's parents end up in the slammer -- for any reason.


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10 comments
loblolly
loblolly

 Br549---Not to worry. She only parties with girls.

Br549
Br549

if she is a PARTY MOM us men folk are all in a sad situation if she is all we can get to party with us

Hambone
Hambone

she was born in a banjo ditch.

write
write

The 15th anniversary as a disaster, and hey, you eat the stolen money to fat like that.

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