By Regnad Kcin / EyeNewSores.org
High-profile San Diego lawyer Cory Briggs has engaged in egregious false matrimony, according to a months-long EyeNewSores investigation.
A host of experts assert that Briggs has made questionable and possibly fraudulent deals while claiming the woman he’s shacked up is his wife. The EyeNewSores team will examine these deals in future weeks, publishing exclusive headlines revealing a side to this so-called public interest lawyer that some may find shocking.
EyeNewSores has discovered that Briggs, a key figure in the resignation of former Mayor Bob Filner, may or may not have battered his alleged ‘wife,’ according to sources close to a high profile attorney and elected official famous for his ethics and fair play.
Professor Bill White, who teaches family law and race relations at the St. Louis, Missouri regional police academy, told EyeNewSores in an exclusive Facebook post, “I don’t think he’s going to want the Bar to learn about these things.”
Reporters canvassed the Point Loma neighborhood surrounding the Briggs’ manor this week, seeking to followup with neighbors who might have seen or heard incidences of brutal battery alluded to by others.
Next door neighbors Jacob and Ethel Wolfgang refused to comment, slamming the door in a reporter’s face. EyeNewSores returned later in the evening. The couple refused to answer the door or phone calls despite the lights being off in the house.
Two cars were parked in the Wolfgang driveway. A Starbucks cup was laying on the floor of one of the vehicles. The coffee retailer has a location near the offices of the Briggs Law Corporation…
Following several emailed requests, Cory Briggs agreed to an interview with EyeNewSores reporters on a recent Wednesday.
The notorious environmental lawyer entered the well appointed conference room a few minutes late. Briggs placed his iced coffee drink in a Starbucks cup and encrypted, password protected cellphone on the Corinthian leather-trimmed table. A guitar hung on the wall with what appeared to be damage, perhaps caused by a brutal assault on a helpless woman.
As a videographer made final camera adjustments, one photo — of Briggs and some woman — caught the attorney’s eye. He took down the picture.
“I don’t put family on stuff,” he said, rubbing his knuckles.
Following a demand by EyeNewSores for a closer examination of the photo to see if any evidence of injury to the woman in question was visible, Briggs terminated the interview, threatening to call the police if reporters did not leave the office immediately.
Woody Carpenter, named as one of the city’s top lawyers in 2014 by PfizerAmbulanceChasers.com, said the termination of the interview and Briggs’ living arrangement raised legal and ethical questions.
A review of a decade’s worth of news coverage about Briggs found no mention of this mystery woman. An exhaustive EyeNewSores investigation found no records indicating that she and Briggs were actually husband and wife.
Although reporters were unable to find any laws concerning cohabitation in California, Mississippi, Michigan, Florida, and Virginia currently have laws on the books banning the practice.
Ethicist Dickie Oldman, who supervises morality for stories appearing in UT-San Diego, told eyenewsores:
“For instance, in Virginia, it is a misdemeanor for “any persons, not married to each other, [to] lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together” and is punishable by up to a $500 fine for the first offense (a second conviction could potentially land you up to a year in the slammer and a $2,500 fine). The legal language and penalties are similar in the other mentioned states, except Mississippi, where the law bans “unlawful cohabitation” in which a man and women live together and it can be proven that they had “habitual sexual intercourse.”
A special edition of the Nooner Report on Copley Public Radio to be broadcast April 25 will reveal the mystery woman’s name, along with shocking photos showing her applying makeup in a parked car near a Starbucks location.
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Regnad Kcin [Nick Danger spelled backwards] was the nom de plume used by Doug Porter at the San Diego Free Press/Street Journal four decades ago. He suggests that people offended by this satirical work and looking to get even by digging up some dirt start with entries in The Congressional Record by Rep. Larry McDonald back in the 1970s and finish up with a more recent story in Gawker by Adrian Chen.