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Former Baton Rouge Motel Manager Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Louisiana

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that Joshua Lamb, age 35, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson to wire fraud. 

According to admissions made during his plea, in late 2022 and early 2023, Lamb was working as the general manager of Comfort Suites Medical District hotel in Baton Rouge. During that time, he operated a scheme to defraud the hotel by wiring at least $90,000 of unearned money to himself. Although Lamb initially claimed the wirings were authorized reimbursements, they were not. In the weeks before he was caught in March 2023, Lamb was routinely wiring himself thousands of dollars a week in unauthorized payments.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ben Wallace. 

Updated January 8, 2024

Financial Fraud