Hector Avila is cousin and, later, nemesis to Fernando Sucre and the only relative of Sucre's that has no criminal record as of yet. Hector lives near Brooklyn, NY. He sells insurance for Nasdaq. He is partly responsible for the conviction of his cousin for robbery; he called in a police tip that led to Sucre's arrest outside a liquor store. It is clear that the reason behind Hector's callousness towards his cousin stems from a romantic interest in Sucre's girlfriend Maricruz Delgado, it has also been suggested that Hector's move to New York City was due to Maricruz accepting a job as a buyer for a fashion outlet in Manhattan and his job at the stock market.