“Little Nicholas” is the nickname of Francisco Nicolas Gomez Iglesias, a 29-year-old Spanish young man who became famous in 2014, when he was arrested on suspicion of forging documents to convey the idea that he had a government position. The law student even took photos with prominent political figures from the Popular Party and attended the inauguration of King Felipe VI.
After nine years, the young man was arrested last Friday with a fake driver’s license, according to the Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo. Authorities suspect that “Little Nicholas” has been using the forged document since January, which was obtained by the famous 19-year-old hacker Jose Luis Huertas, known as “Alcacic.”
The hacker, who, at just 15 years old, attacked the websites of fast food chain Burger King and streaming platform HBO, was arrested in May for a computer attack on daylight saving time, which lasted between November 2021 and March 2022.
The judicial police in Madrid, citing El Mundo newspaper, explained that José Luis Huertas used credentials from the National Intelligence Center to distribute forged documents to his friends and sell them through the social media network Telegram for three thousand euros.
However, Francisco Nicolas Gomez Iglesias confirms to the same newspaper that he does not drive, that the driver’s license in question “never arrived” and everyone who knows him knows that he never drives, he takes Uber. However, the authorities have already made available photos of the detainee sitting in the driver’s seat with a seat belt fastened.
As part of this investigation, eight more people were arrested and police suspect dozens of fake driver’s licenses have spread across the country as a result of Alkasik’s work. The judicial police in the Spanish capital also criticized the inaction of the Land Control Directorate.
In 2021, Nicholas was sentenced to three years in prison for impersonating someone from the Vice President of the Government and the Royal House during a trip to Galicia, in 2014, in which he met a company representative. Most recently, in March, he was sentenced to four years in prison for a scheme he set up with police officers to obtain confidential data that he used to pretend to be a member of the government.
When he was first arrested, the coroner involved in the investigation said the young man, who was 20 years old at the time, had “flourishing delusional thoughts of a paranoid type,” DN reported.
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