JPSO launches investigation into travel agency complaints


>>YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF
YOURSELF.>>WHEN I READ IT RECENTLY, I
SAID YEAH RIGHT, TRUST. JULIANA: TRUST OBL TRAVEL. THATS THE MARRERO AGENCYS SLOGAN
, BUT NOW MANY PEOPLE WHO HAD
PAID FOR ESSENCE FEST PACKAGES
THEY DIDNT RECEIVE, SAID THE
TRUST IS GONE.>>I SENT THE SHERIFF’S
DEPARTMENT TODAY 92 PIECES OF
PAPERWORK. JULIANA: JPSO NOW INVESTIGATING
THE AGENCY AFTER DOZENS OF
PEOPLE CLAIM THEY PAID FOR
HOTELS AND PARTY PASSES THAT
DIDN’T EXIST.>>I LET — I WANT MY GROUP TO
GET THEIR MONEY BACK. I WISH AND HOPE THEY CAN GET THE
EXTRA MONEY THAT THEY PAID. JULIANA: A MESSAGED ECHOED BY
ADRIANNA WILLAMS.>>YOU DIDN’T EVEN GIVE PEOPLE
THE STUFF YOU CLAIMED YOU WOULD
HAVE READY. JULIANA: WILLIAMS SAID SHE AND
HER GROUP OF 16 SPENT $17,000 ON
THEIR PACKAGES. AFTER REALIZING THEY HAD NOTHING
, THEY HAD TO SHELL OUT 9,000
MORE FOR LAST MINUTE HOTELS AND
TICKETS. $9,000 SHE DIDN’T HAVE.>>IT IS GOING TO TAKE ME TWO
MONTHS TO PAY MY MORTGAGE WHILE
SHE IS LIVING THE HIGH LIFE. I LOST FRIENDSHIPS OVER THIS. JULIANA: BOTH ADRIANNA AND
MATTINE SAID OBL TRAVEL’S OWNER,
NAKESIA WASHINGTON, DID PROVIDE
THEM THE BASIC CONCERT TICKETS
, BUT AFTER THE FESTIVAL ALREADY
STARTED. AT THAT POINT, THEY ALREADY
BOUGHT THEIR OWN.>>WHAT A FINE TIME FOR YOU TO
COME WITH THIS NOW. JULIANA: AND FOR THOSE WHO DID
USE THEM THEY SAID THEIR SEATS
WEREN’T TOGETHER.>>SOME PEOPLE HAD TO BE
DISBURSED. — DISPERSED. JULIANA: AS JPSO CONTINUES TO
INVESTIGATE THE CLAIMS ADRIANNA
HOPES IT GOES TO COURT.>>I WILL BE THERE SAYING GOT
YOU ON MY T-SHIRT. I WILL BE THERE EVERY DAY.>>KARMA IS SOMETHING, IT WILL
COME BACK AND BITE YOU. JULIANA: NAKESIA WASHINGTON HAS
NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH ANY WRONG
DOING. WE DID TRY TO REACH OUT TO HER
TONIGHT, BUT HAVEN’T HEARD BACK. SHE DID SEND CUSTOMERS THIS
LETTER SAYING THIS WAS NOT A
SCAM, AND CLAIMED HER BANK
ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED AND ARE
FROZEN. SHE’LL ONLY PROVIDE THOSE
DOCUMENTS IF SHES REQUIRED TO DO
SO IN COURT. LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, JULIANA
MAZZA, WDSU

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