TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida has filed legal action against a closed travel agency that still owes more than $3 million to customers nationwide after failing to deliver trips or refunds.
According to a complaint filed by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi against Legendary Journeys Inc., the agency misappropriated its assets for personal benefit prior to closing and then filed for an assignment for the benefit of creditors. Owners Adrian Ferguson Jr., Al Ferguson and Charles Scott used the money paid by customers to pay personal expenses and for extra payroll deductions, including a one-day $44,000 bill for Saks Fifth Avenue just days prior to closing, the attorney general alleges.
Bondi's office also alleges Legendary Journeys owners continued to book trips and take thousands of dollars from customers months and weeks before the closing as well as after shutting down their business.
The complaint against Legendary Journeys seeks permanent injunctive relief, full restitution as well as civil penalties and fees.