Famous Singer's Brother on a Texas 'Most Wanted' List

AB Quintanilla, brother of Selena, reportedly owes nearly $90K in child support
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2017 10:24 AM CDT
In this photo, AB Quintanilla signs a guitar for the Hard Rock Cafe's memorabilia collection after performing live at the Hard Rock Cafe on April 10, 2008, in Los Angleles.   (AP Photo/Hard Rock Cafe/Rene Macura)

(Newser) – A surprising name has popped up on a Texas "most wanted" list: that of Selena Quintanilla's brother. Per People Chica, AB Quintanilla—full name: Abraham Quintanilla, per a Facebook post by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office—is one of the top 10 fugitives in Corpus Christi for the month of August, with a warrant out for his arrest for contempt of court and unpaid child support. The 53-year-old Quintanilla—a musician who used to perform with his younger sister's group, Selena y Los Dinos, and who more recently founded Los Kumbia Kings and Elektro Kumbia—is said to have six sons and two daughters. KZTV reports he owed close to $90,000 as of July, per court documents.

Quintanilla was nailed in 2015 for only making a handful of payments over four years and ordered by a Nueces County court in August of that year to make nearly $37,000 in back payments and interest, notes the San Antonio Express-News. It's unclear how much, if any, he paid up toward that figure, though KRIS notes that paperwork from the Texas Attorney General's office indicates the last payment he made was in September 2015, for $16.84. For those wondering how he ended up on a "most wanted" list with other felons sought for assault and indecency with children, among other crimes, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times details the sheriff's office criteria. People Chica notes Quintanilla's social media accounts appear to have been shuttered after he popped up on the "most wanted" list. (Selena's dad recently sued her widower.)

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