8:38 am: U.S. attorney for N.M. to resign
ALBUQEURQUE (AP) - David Iglesias, who has been U.S. attorney for New Mexico for the past five years, will resign within the next couple of months.
His pending resignation is based on discussions he has had with the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, D.C., Assistant U.S. Attorney Norm Cairns said Tuesday.
Cairns declined to elaborate on the reasons for the resignation, saying Iglesias might have more to say on the matter as the resignation comes closer.
Iglesias, a Republican, was sworn in as U.S. attorney on Oct. 16, 2001, succeeding Norman Bay. Iglesias' term normally would have ended in 2008.