FBI Searches Home Of New York Mayor’s Chief Campaign Fundraiser
Originally Reported by Reuters
NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) – FBI agents searched the home of New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ chief election campaign fundraiser, Brianna Suggs, on Thursday, and she was questioned by public corruption investigators, city officials and local media reported.
Adams, a Democrat, had traveled to Washington on Thursday for meetings with U.S. government officials about the city’s shelter crisis for asylum seekers and other recently arrived migrants, but abruptly canceled those meetings to return to New York.
“The mayor 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,” Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for the mayor, wrote in an email.
Suggs has worked for Adams since 2017, starting as an intern in his office when he was the Brooklyn borough president, according to her profile on the LinkedIn social media network.
She managed the raising of $18.4 million for Adams’ successful mayor election campaign in 2021, and has overseen the amassing of more than $2.7 million in contributions for his 2025 reelection campaign, according to campaign finance disclosures.
Suggs could not be reached for comment. Spokespeople for the FBI did not respond to requests for comment.
Asked about the search, a spokesperson for Adams’ election campaign shared a statement from campaign counsel Vito Pitta: “Mayor Adams has not been contacted as part of this inquiry. He has always held the campaign to the highest standards.”
An FBI spokesperson confirmed to the New York Times that it was carrying out a “law enforcement action” at Suggs’ home in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, the paper reported. The Times, citing an unnamed person with knowledge of the raid, said Suggs was questioned by agents from one of the FBI’s public corruption squads.