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San Antonio event planner who won lucrative federal contract makes dubious claims about clients, credentials and business affiliations

San Antonio event planner who won lucrative federal contract makes dubious claims about clients, credentials and business affiliations

Despite having no experience in food distribution, Gregorio Palomino was granted a contract by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its new Farmers to Families Food Box program, designed to get surplus food into the hands of desperate families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On his company’s website, Palomino has listed USAA, Valero Energy and Fiesta San Antonio among his clients.

On ExpressNews.com: San Antonio event planner has yet to start food distribution under federal contract

Palomino secured the contract despite lacking a USDA Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) license, required to operate a produce business.

His LinkedIn profile also says Palomino served on the board of directors of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and 2011.

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