The Boston Globe reports that he "was praised in 2004 by Justice Department officials as 'solid'."
Iglesias was contacted in late October 2006 by US Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) and US Representative Heather Wilson (R-NM) about an investigation of prominent New Mexico Democrats. Because it was so close to mid-term elections, Iglesias said he felt pressured by the calls.
In addition, the head of the New Mexico GOP asked Karl Rove to get Iglesias fired. Rove's reported reply? "He's gone."
Iglesias was formerly a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve JAG Corps and an Associate with Walz and Associates in Albuquerque. He served as General Counsel to the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department from 1998 to 2001 and was Chief Counsel to the New Mexico Risk Management Legal Office from 1995 to 1998. Iglesias completed a White House Fellowship as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation in 1995. He was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Albuquerque from 1991 to 1994 and an Assistant Attorney General in the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and the University of New Mexico School of Law.