UPDATE: Former US Attorney David Iglesias
Back in February of 2007 ePluribus Media published a series on the Prosecutor Purge, entitled "The Gonzales Seven". Among this group of seven US Attorneys was David Iglesias, former US Attorney for the District of New Mexico.
To quote liberally from the excellent Journal article by Duke Falconer, here is a little background on Iglesias:
Ironically, of the seven US Attorneys purged by Alberto Gonzales last December, David C. Iglesias of New Mexico, who has received little attention in the press, is perhaps the most famous of the group...but most people just don't know it.
While a Navy JAG officer in 1986 he was the defense counsel in a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, court-martial of two men accused of assaulting a fellow Marine. Iglesias, and his defense in that case, later became the inspiration for the movie, "A Few Good Men."
Nominated for the position of US Attorney by George W. Bush in August of 2001 and approved by the US Senate in October, Iglesias became the first Hispanic to serve as U.S. attorney since the Nixon administration.
He announced his "forced resignation" on December 19, 2006.
Back in July of 2008, Intrepid Liberal had the opportunity to interview Mr. Iglesias about his book "In Justice" and shared the interview overview and a 16 minute podcast with our readers.
The interview is reposted here, please refer to the media player below.
Iglesias is seems has come full circle. The New Mexico Independent reports that Iglesias has accepted a Naval assignment -- JAG at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Ultimately, Iglesias said, he wants to make sure those who committed terrorist acts are brought to justice, and that those who didn’t are set free.
Iglesias has shown himself to be a man of incredible integrity, and we can only hope he brings this same integrity to bear in his new assignment.
Image credit: New Mexico Independent/article cited above