Party-mom Leslie Janous arrested in Arizona

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (WVLT) -- Federal agents arrested party-mom Leslie Janous without incident on Friday, the FBI announced.

Janous was captured in Apache Junction, Arizona by members of the agency's Phoenix Fugitive Task Force around 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The FBI isn't releasing any other details.

Janous was out on bail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in February to wire fraud and money laundering after being accused of stealing more than $4 million from precious-metals brokerage firm Scancarbon. Authorities said she failed to return home on April 18.


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  • by K Location: Seymour TN on May 6, 2011 at 05:47 PM
    I can't believe this has happened but I am glad they caught her. I used to be involved with her and I thought she learned her lesson the first time. I even put my professional career on the line for her. She even talked me into something that I never should have because she is so manipulating. Hope they keep her in jail for a long time!
  • by Melvin Location: Knoxville on May 6, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    I hope t he Birthday party was worth it. What a sorry sxcuse for a hman being
  • by Jess Location: Dandridge on May 6, 2011 at 01:28 PM
    I'm so glad they caught her! I used to work her and she was also a roommate of mine several years ago...she was a thief then! I hope they put her in jail WITHOUT BAIL this time...I also hope she gets the maximum sentence plus additional for running. She stole from a really good friend of mine too! This has been going on for MANY years! Time for her to pay her dues!!

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