In yet another step in the ongoing actions against the bankrupt Liborio Markets Inc. and companies related to members of the Alejo family, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Liborio Markets No. 11 Inc. for failure to pay for produce.
The Packer reported that the USDA filed an administrative action against the company in May 2013 for failure to pay $189,522 to 11 sellers for 213 lots of produce. The current action means that the Thornton, Colo.-based Liborio Markets No. 11 Inc. cannot operate in the produce industry until May 28, 2016, when it is eligible to reapply for a PACA license.
The company"s principals, Enrique J. Alejo, John Alejo, Enrique M. Alejo, and Randy Alejo-Medina, are barred from the industry until May 28, 2015, when they may be employed with a PACA licensee only with the posting of a USDA-approved surety bond.