Attorney Cory Briggs calls on Mayor Bob Filner to resign at a press conference outside of Briggs Law Corporation. Photo by Sam Hodgson

The environmental consulting firm that employed the wife of a well-known lawyer who often sued its clients said the employee did not disclose her professional relationship with her husband’s law firm and she should have.

Helix Environmental Planning, based in La Mesa, made the statements about Sarichia Cacciatore, the wife of Cory Briggs, in a letter Tuesday to the San Diego City Attorney. The attorney’s office requested information about Cacciatore, whose husband has built a reputation on suing government agencies over environmental laws, after an inewsource investigation found the potential conflict of interest.Cacciatore worked for Helix for more than eight years, and was involved in at least one environmental impact report her husband sued the city over. In a deposition released to inewsource Monday, Cacciatore said she has been a vice president of his law corporation for 20 years.

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