FBI agents have confiscated Mayor Eric Adams’ phones and iPad this week as part of an ongoing investigation into his campaign fundraising, according to his attorney. The devices were taken right after an event on Monday night, as confirmed by Boyd Johnson, the mayor’s attorney.
Mayor Adams promptly complied with the FBI’s request and handed over the electronic devices, the statement from his attorney revealed. It emphasized that the mayor has not been accused of any wrongdoing and remains fully cooperative throughout the investigation.
The seizure of these devices follows a search conducted by federal agents at Brianna Suggs’ Brooklyn residence. Suggs serves as Adams’ top campaign fundraiser. This search led to the cancellation of the mayor’s planned trip to meet with White House officials in Washington, D.C., as he returned to New York instead.
Despite the developments, Mayor Adams has refrained from making any public statements regarding the seizure of his phones. During a press briefing on Wednesday, he stated that he was unaware of any wrongdoing by members of his campaign team.
In a recent statement, Attorney Johnson emphasized Mayor Adams’ commitment to cooperation in the ongoing probe. He acknowledged that an individual associated with the campaign had engaged in improper behavior, which was immediately and proactively reported to investigators. No further details were provided regarding this incident.
The news of the FBI’s actions towards Mayor Adams adds another layer of complexity to the ongoing investigation, raising questions about potential campaign finance irregularities. However, it is important to note that at this stage, there have been no formal accusations made against the mayor himself.