Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias is suffering from withdrawal – media limelight withdrawal. Iglesias fatigue has set in with the media and the public in general, so the media focus has shifted on to the prosecution of the LONG AWAITED courthouse indictments – something actually newsworthy.
So, what’s Mr. Iglesias to do? Well, according to the Albuquerque Journal (subscription):
Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias is seeking the help of a federal investigative office to determine if he was fired illegally for missing work to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Iglesias, who was forced to resign Dec. 7 after five years as New Mexico’s U.S. attorney, has previously contended he was fired for political reasons. He has also suggested the Justice Department later developed a case to show he was fired for poor job performance.
This week, he filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel, an investigative arm of the federal government, asking it to investigate if he was illegally fired for fulfilling his Naval Reserve obligations.
Iglesias said he was approached by officials from the Office of Special Counsel about filing a complaint.
Now, it’s that last paragraph above that warrants your additional attention. The disgruntled former U.S. Attorney is attempting to paint the picture that he is just responding to a request from the Office of Special Counsel, but this is where it gets a little suspect:
Loren Smith, an OSC spokesman, confirmed that Iglesias has filed a complaint and that the agency is investigating.
Smith said he was unsure exactly how the complaint was initiated but said Iglesias is a friend of a staffer at the agency and that the two had discussed the matter before the complaint was filed.
Hmm, if I was a cynic, I might think this is all about trying to add a few chapters to that planned “inspirational” book (subscription) and maybe improve the chances of inking a deal:
Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias said Thursday he might write a book to tell his life story and wants a government retraction and apology for his firing.
Iglesias told the Journal on Thursday that he has been approached by three “literary agents”— two from the East Coast and one from the West Coast— who have expressed interest in signing him to a book deal.
The New Mexico Republican, who was forced to resign as the state’s U.S. attorney on Dec. 7, declined to name the agents or publishing houses and said he has not yet inked a deal.
After all, it’s not like the major publishing houses need to put out another travel guide.
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