Party-mom Leslie Janous sentenced to 9 years

By: Mario Boone Email
By: Mario Boone Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- High-rolling embezzler Leslie Janous broke down in tears as she stood before federal Judge Leon Jordan. The million dollar embezzler will spend nine years in federal prison.

"I think that's appropriate," said Wanda Abbott.

Janous pleaded guilty in February to stealing $4-million dollars from her ex-bosses at Scancarbon company. A later FBI investigation revealed the actual take was $6.6-million dollars stolen over six years. She used the money to shower her lover and child with expensive jewelry and cars.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Dale wanted the judge to throw the book at Janous, but said he's satisfied.

"This is a fair sentence. It's certainly consistent with guidelines for a crime of this nature," said Dale.

The judge told Janous before sentencing he'd never seen theft as "egregious as this in 50 years" in court. "That certainly is a significant thing for a judge to say," Dale said.

Janous fought back tears while apologizing to owners of Scancarbon present in court. She told them she has a "deep sense of sorrow and regret" about her crimes.

While Janous heads off to prison her legal troubles are far from over. She now faces a multi-million dollar lawsuit by the company she's convicted of stealing from.

Prosecutors plan to seize most of Janous' property, including three houses, two luxury cars, two watercraft vehicles, and designer jewelry and clothing, all paid for with embezzled funds.

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  • by Highschool Location: Knoxville on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:49 PM
    Amazing person? Whatever. No she is not. Conniving and shallow. I thinks this 'amazing person' post is just more typical lesbian cultism. Eeeewww.
  • by Judy Location: Loudon on Oct 28, 2011 at 05:21 AM
    She should have gotten a lot more time. She's old enough to know right from wrong. Saying I'm sorry just isn't enough.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2011 at 07:43 PM
    she wasnt sorry while she was stealing her employer blind. she got what she deserved. if she had stole this money from a bank, she would be in for life!!!! she got off easy as far as i am concerned... she can think about what she has done for the next 9 yrs.. once a theif, always a theif and she is a perfect example..She is only sorry that she got caught!!!!
  • by Mic Location: Knox on Oct 27, 2011 at 12:07 PM
  • by robert Location: lenoir city on Oct 27, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    she should have got 25 years no good time and every thing she bought shoud be give to who it was stolen from
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      by mic on Oct 27, 2011 at 03:09 PM in reply to robert
      Leslie is an amazing person who made a terrible choice. Were ALL human and make mistakes, some bigger than others. She knows what she did was wrong and she is now serving HER time for it. There is no reason to keep talking about her family nor herself. Her bosses that she "stole" from were taking money also, bet you guys didnt know that one!! Sandra Todd and her family are not nice people. Karma will get them, and god will judge them!


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