Pastor Norman Quintero Pastor Found Improperly Operating Ministry From a Building He Falsely Claimed to Own

2020-11-25 by EPR Staff

Hispanic pastor and self-described humanitarian, Norman Quintero, ran afoul of the Orange County Superior Court in a recent action that found he was unlawfully occupying an Aliso Viejo property that he falsely claimed to own. In case number 30-2020-01166386-CU-UD-CJC, Judge Kimberly A. Knill found in favor of the plaintiff, Cal-Tex Acquisition IV, LLC, in an action lodged against Quintero’s charity, NQR, Corp.

According to the complaint, Quintero and his associates had entered into a purchase and sale agreement for the property, and Quintero was provided access to inspect and conduct tests on the property in anticipation of the sale. When NQR failed to fulfill the terms of the purchase-sale agreement, Cal-Tex demanded that Quintero vacate the premises. Quintero refused. Instead, NQR squatted in the building for more than four months, claiming to have made numerous improvements to the building. The judge’s order rejected those claims, finding Quintero was unable to offer any evidence of such improvements and ruling those claims to be irrelevant to his unjustified occupancy of the property.

According to public records, this is not the first instance of Quintero’s run-ins with the law. In February 2012, Quintero was arrested by Orlando, Florida, police on a charge of stalking and dating violence. According to the arrest affidavit, a woman said she had an intimate relationship for four years with Quintero, her employer at the time, and that he “contacted [her] against her will” after the relationship ended and she stopped working for him. According to the affidavit, the woman said Quintero, who showed up at her residence and sent repeated text messages, also threatened her family in Mexico and threatened to call immigration on her, adding she called police after seeing Quintero was a passenger in a Jeep in her driveway. In a statement she wrote on her Facebook account, Quintero was a “false prophet” and fake Democrat. “We have to get this information out,” she continued, “I don’t want anyone to be swindled by the words ‘pastor’ or ‘democrat’ or taken in by his Hispanic last name.”

Quintero was previously arrested in 2002 on a complaint of domestic violence in Orange County, Florida. Court records from Orange County, Florida, show Quintero, who then lived in Lake Mathews, was arrested for battery in July 2002. At the time, the Orlando Sentinelnewspaper reported that Quintero, who was running for a school board seat, was arrested after a fight with his wife that started when she smoked in their home. An earlier complaint was lodged against him in 1997 in an allegation of domestic violence, which did not lead to arrest.

Quintero also faced issues with the Florida Bar association in 1997 when at least 35 complaints were lodged against him for falsely representing that he was an attorney. Many of the people, mostly immigrants or foreigners here on visas, claimed that Norman Quintero took hundreds or thousands of dollars in legal fees from each of them but did little to advance their cases. Many said they feared deportation as a result. Although Quintero never acknowledged any specific wrongdoing, on February 14, 1997, he signed an agreement with the Florida Bar acknowledging that he is not licensed to practice law in the state of Florida and would stop doing so. However, the Florida Bar continued to receive complaints about Pastor Norman Quintero. In August 1997, the Florida Bar filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court, seeking a court order against him.

When asked for a comment on the unlawful detainer order, Donald Price, the controlling partner of Cal-Tex Acquisition said, “All I can say is that it is sad when supposed ministers use the name of God to justify improper acts.”