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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Write On Marketing Inc., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Write On Marketing, Los Angeles, failed to pay $619,195 to nine produce sellers from August 2017 to July 2018, according to a news release.

The company is barred from operating in the industry until Jan. 9, 2022, and only after being approved for a PACA license by the USDA, according to the release.

Company principals Arnulfo Diaz, Jose Salazar Jr. and Rudy Gomez Bravo may not be employed by or affiliated with a PACA licensee until Jan. 9, 2021, if the USDA approves a surety bond.

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