FBI raids home of New York Mayor Eric Adams’ consultant

It’s not immediately clear why the agency raided Ms Suggs’ home

Kelly Rissman
Thursday 02 November 2023 19:28 GMT
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<p>New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks in New York's Times Square during a news conference on Dec. 30, 2022</p>

New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks in New York's Times Square during a news conference on Dec. 30, 2022

The FBI raided the home of a campaign consultant for New York City’s MayorEric Adams Brianna Suggs, according to reports.

The New York Times first reported the raid and described Ms Suggs as the mayor’s chief fundraiser.

The Thursday raid of Ms Suggs’ Brooklyn home led to Mr Adams suddenly cancelling a number of meetings in Washington DC with White House officials and Congress members about the influx of migrants in the city.

A spokesperson explained that the mayor had to return to New York “to deal with a matter,” the outlet said.

It’s not immediately clear why the agency raided Ms Suggs’ home, Adams’ reelection campaign. ABC7 reported that Ms Suggs claimed that she raised $18.4 million for Mr Adams’ 2021 campaign and more than $900,000 for his re-election bid.

According to the Times, a public corruption unit questioned Ms Suggs during the raid.

The Independent has reached out to the office of Mayor Adams as well as his re-campaign spokesperson.

“The mayor is returning to New York City to address a matter,” the mayor’s spokesman told the Times. “These meetings will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”

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