The Brooklyn home of the NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ campaign consultant was raided early Thursday
Investigators focused on the possibility that the mayor’s campaign kicked back benefits to employees at a Brooklyn construction company with ties to Turkey and to Turkish officials. Agents seized seized three iPhones and two laptop computers, along with materials agents described as “manila folder labeled Eric Adams,” seven “contribution card binders” and other materials, per the document.
Federal prosecutors and the F.B.I. are conducting an investigation into whether Adams’ 2021 election campaign conspired with the Turkish government. Although NYT noted that there was no indication that the investigation was targeting Adams, the mayor reportedly cancelled meetings scheduled for Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., where he planned to speak with federal officials about migrants’ relocation.
The mayor’s 2025 reelection campaign has garnered $2.5 million, and paid Suggs Solutions more than $98,000 for fundraising and consulting, according to campaign disclosure reports via the Washington Post.
Fabien Levy, the deputy mayor for communications, told WaPo in a statement that Adams “heard of an issue related to the campaign, and takes these issues seriously, so wanted to get back to New York as quickly as possible.”