Enforcement Actions - 2016

GIPSA issues a formal complaint, alleging specific violations, against a firm or individual when it initiates administrative legal action. The formal complaint is filed with the USDA Hearing Clerk's office and served on each accused party, known as a respondent.

Each respondent has a right to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to rebut the charges brought in the complaint. The alleged charges may or may not be proven. Unless the formal complaint is withdrawn, it will be resolved by the issuance of a decision signed by an ALJ. The decision will include the ALJ`s opinion about whether the alleged charges were proven and an order.

The table below lists the formal complaints docketed and related decisions issued for the current fiscal year.

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Docket Number

Complaint Filed

Decision/Dismissal Filed

High Plains Livestock, LLC, d.b.a. Producers Livestock Auction, Michael Flen, Calvin Pareo, and Darcie Pareo NM D-16-0126, D-16-0127, D-16-0128, D-16-0129 07/11/2016
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Zabiha Halai Meats, Inc., Daniel Ault, Carrie Ault and Corey Hamilton IN D-16-120-121-122-123 06/29/2016
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Casper Joe Ringelstein, III d.b.a S.W. Livestock Sales Co. TX D-16-140 07/26/2016
(PDF; 243Kb)
Riata Cattle Company, Inc., and Porfrrio Garcia a!k/a Fedo Garcia TX D-16-44-45 02/10/2016
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Alejandro Moreno & Nora Picazo d.b.a Moreno Slaughter CO D-16-141-142 07/26/2016
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Gregg Paskewitz dba Pask:ewitz Livestock MN D-16-135 07/18/2016
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Costa Live Poultry, Inc. PA D-16-116 06/09/2016
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Stephen Smeal d/b/a Fatted Calf Cattle Farms #6 TX D-16-130 07/14/2016
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T & J Meat Packing, Inc., IL D-16-131 07/14/2016
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Noah's Ark Processors, LLC MN D-16-143 07/26/2016
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Ayah Slaughter House Limited Liability Company, d/b/a Lebanese Butchers Slaughter House VA D-16-111-112-113 06/23/2016
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Mount Airy Stockyard, Inc., Venancio Torres, and Deborah Torres NC D-16-100-101-102 05/02/2016
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Thomas B. Welch d/b/a TBW Cattle NC D-16-99 05/02/2016
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BP Livestock, LLC, and Brody Peak KS D-16-82-83 03/10/2016
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Carl Mendes, Jr. NM, AZ D-16-64 02/25/2016
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Joe John Garcia NM, AZ D-16-12 10/14/2015
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Superior Canadian Livestock Auction, Ltd., Barbara Bezan and Layton Bezan Canada D-16-13
(PDF; 109Kb)
PA Farms, LLC, Isaac Wiesenfeld, and Elias Wiesenfeld PA D-16-46
(PDF; 101Kb)
Lonnie Martin PA D-16-55 02/17/2016
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American Pacific, Inc. - International HI D-16-43 02/08/2016
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4j Cattle Co., LLC, and Randy Stewart SD D-16-85
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