New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ (D) chief fundraiser had her home raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) public corruption program on Thursday.
BREAKING: Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams' top fundraiser Brianna Suggs has been raided by the FBI.
Adams had just landed in Washington D.C. for a meeting at the White House when he suddenly cancelled and turned around to fly back to New York City.
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Brianna Suggs, the Democrat mayor’s campaign consultant, had her home in Brooklyn searched by the FBI’s public corruption program, which is tasked with investigating violations of federal law by public officials.
Speaking with the New York Post, one of Suggs’ neighbors stated: “I heard screaming maybe two or three hours ago. I heard helicopters … the house is boarded up.”
The FBI did not provide any details about the reason behind the raid, though a spokesman has confirmed that agents had been at Suggs’ home “carrying out law enforcement action.”
The campaign consultant has raised roughly $2.5 million for Adams’ 2025 re-election campaign thus far. City records show that Suggs and her political consulting company, Suggs Solutions, have received nearly $100,000 for her services from Adams’ campaign. She also received over $50,000 from Adams’ campaign during his first run for mayor in 2021.
According to the New York Times, Suggs was also paid roughly $100,000 by Striving for a Better New York PAC, which supports state candidates who push the same policies and causes as Adams.
Campaign finance filings reviewed by the New York Post also show that Suggs received more than $16,500 in personal payments from Adams.
After news broke that Suggs’ home had been raided by the FBI, Adams was reportedly forced to cancel several meetings in Washington, D.C. — including his planned talks with the Biden administration and congressional lawmakers about the illegal immigration crisis and its impacts on New York City.
Five Democratic mayors headed to Washington DC this morning NOT to beg the Biden administration to CLOSE the border but for a staggering $5 BILLION in federal funds for ILLEGALS.
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In a statement to the New York Post, a spokesperson for Adams’ 2021 campaign claimed that it “has always held itself to the highest standards.”
“The campaign will, of course, comply with any inquiries as appropriate,” the spokesperson, Vito Pitta, added.
Another spokesman for Adams, Charles Kretchmer Lutvak, told the New York Times that the mayor’s office was unaware of the raid.
“I’m not aware of that,” Lutvak said, adding that Suggs was not employed by the city.