Hector Diaz first hit my radar screen because of the Riverside CRA and their sudden interest in him. Given the coin-operated nature of the CRA, it merits a double take when the flavor of the month arrives out of nowhere at a CRA meeting.
Your intrepid blogger learned that Hector Diaz (Nava) was arrested for two felonies related to him beating up a patron at his restaurant in Moreno Valley. Diaz is serving probation as part of a plea deal and is on probation even as he is a candidate for Moreno Valley City Council.
The would-be Council Member is out telling people he is a “Reputable Business Owner”. This could be true despite his penchant for playing Judge Dredd on drunk patrons at his restaurant.
However, a second look reveals there is a major problem with the assertion by Diaz (Nava) that he is a “Reputable Business Owner” – the California Department of Real Estate has a nice, fat open file on him:
Diaz, Hector N.
PO BOX 23099
SANTA ANA, CA 92711
LICENSED *** RESTRICTED ***
MLO License Endorsement:
NMLS ID: 274642 (Click here to check the status of the MLO License Endorsement )
Salesperson License Issued:
Broker License Issued:
Nava, Hector Diaz
ACTIVE AS OF 06/07/2005
ACTIVE AS OF 06/07/2005
Affiliated Licensed Corporation(s):
01521111 – Officer Expiration Date: 01/11/14
The Diaz Group Inc
OFFICER LICENSE REVOKED AS OF 06/07/12
06/07/12 – BROKER LICENSE REVOKED-RIGHT TO RESTRICTED SALESPERSON LICENSE PER H-36965 LA
Disciplinary or Formal Action
>>>> Public information request complete <<<<
Three things should jump out at you about “Reputable Businessman” Hector Diaz Nava:
Why did he change his name? Note – when I first wrote about his felony arrests, I had to do extra leg work to verify that Hector Diaz (Nava) identified in the arrest records and the Hector N Diaz running for City Council were the same person. Here is more proof they are the same person and the public records from the Department of Real Estate also suggest that this two names thing was deliberate to hamper efforts by people to research him.
He ran a Real Estate firm that lost its’ license. Perhaps this is why he changed his name and is holding himself out as a reputable businessman?
He lost his own Real Estate Broker’s License and is restricted to being a Real Estate Agent Only. This is key, because if you read the linked documents you will understand why the Department of Real Estate was keen on making sure he could not do anything related to mortgages.
Hector Diaz lost his Real Estate Broker’s License and Corporate Real Estate License because someone under his supervision was running a Mortgage modification scam and got caught by the Department of Real Estate. A victim of the scammer actually got a job in the scammer’s office and once it became clear what was going on, the victim turned them in.
According to the documents obtained by Right on Daily – Diaz denied any wrongdoing repeatedly. The documents reference an unlicensed DBA being used and Diaz’ failure to supervise a subordinate as the causes for the suspensions of the licenses. There is no indication of the people running the scam were prosecuted within the documents, (but they suggest something was in process), the issue is that Diaz had someone under his supervision that was engaging in illegal activity while Diaz was asleep at the switch.
“Respondent Diaz’ denial of wrongdoing suggests that he is not amenable to correction…”, says the documents.
In fact, Diaz’ license was restricted on 2/24/2012 and Diaz was eligible to apply for an un-restricted license four years later (2/24/2016). As you can see, Hector N Diaz AKA Hector Diaz (Nava) still has a restricted real estate license suggesting that he continues to be unrepentant to this day.
As a bonus, Diaz petitioned for reconsideration of the decision made against him further buttressing the notion of his refusal to accept responsibility for his negligence. His petition was rejected flatly.
Hector N Diaz aka Hector Diaz (Nava) is not qualified to hold office.
This is demonstrated by his attitude as related by the department of Real Estate in 2012. It is reinforced by his vigilante justice episode in 2016 that has him on current probation. When you add in the name change, you have a pattern that indicates that Hector Diaz, Nava, Diaz-Nava, N Diaz, etc. has character issues that are a work in progress. It is the opinion of this blogger and should be the opinion of the voters of Moreno Valley that Hector N Diaz aka Hector Diaz (Nava) should be rejected in his bid for City Council.