NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) — A Louisiana man may face time behind bars after pleading guilty to false lost baggage claims at Louis Armstrong International Airport.
According to the court documents, Donmonick Martin, 30, and his co-conspirator Pernell Jones Jr. took a flight to New Orleans under a fictitious identity. Martin allegedly told American Airlines that his bag had been lost on the flight. Documents also allege that Martin, on four occasions, submitted false claims for lost baggage on Jones’ behalf and accepted the reimbursement funds from the airlines to help Jones evade detection.
Jones pled guilty on Nov. 21 to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and will be sentenced this month.
Martin will face up to a maximum of five years imprisonment and or a fine of up to $250,000, up to three years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. He will be sentenced on May 4.