USDA Determines Individual Not Responsibly Connected to Illinois Violator
WASHINGTON, DC - Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Samuel Sustarich was determined to not be responsibly connected to Evanston, Illinois-based C & D Distributors. Sanctions were previously imposed on the company in May, 2021 after allegedly failing to pay produce sellers.
Direct from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service:
C & D Distributors violated the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) by failing to pay a reparation award in the amount of $7,457 in March 2021. As a result, USDA imposed sanctions on the business, including requiring that all principals may not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee without USDA approval.
USDA made an initial determination that Samuel Sustarich was responsibly connected to C & D Distributors, and subject to sanction. Samuel Sustarich contested this initial determination and USDA has now determined that Samuel Sustarich was not responsibly connected to C & D Distributors at the time of the violation.
As a result, Samuel Sustarich may be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee.
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