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May 29, 2015

San Diego Attorney's Nonprofit Network Under Scrutiny

A prominent San Diego environmental lawyer and his firm have filed suit on behalf of more than 30 nonprofits, almost all of them established and led by him, his relatives, or close associates, that appear to flout state and federal regulations on governance and reporting, according to inewsource.

The article is the latest in a series by the nonprofit news outlet about the business and financial practices of Cory Briggs, who has figured in high-profile cases on land development and government accountability. He has collected legal fees and settlements in suits involving advocacy groups that routinely share mailing addresses, mission statements, and board members and have been repeatedly cited or suspended by state and federal agencies for failing to file required disclosure documents.

Judges, lawyers, and San Diego city officials have long raised questions about Mr. Briggs's alleged use of the nonprofit network to collect attorney fees, inewsource writes. Mr. Briggs and associates named in the article declined requests for interviews.