NYC: FBI seized phones, iPad from Adams in escalation of fundraising investigation

Source: SFGate

“FBI agents quietly seized phones and an iPad from New York City Mayor Eric Adams early this week as part of an investigation into political fundraising during his 2021 campaign, his attorney disclosed Friday. The seizures happened as Adams was leaving a public event in Manhattan, according to a statement from the mayor’s attorney, Boyd Johnson. ‘On Monday night, the FBI approached the mayor after an event. The Mayor immediately complied with the FBI’s request and provided them with electronic devices,’ Johnson said. ‘The mayor has not been accused of any wrongdoing and continues to cooperate with the investigation.’ The seizure of the devices, first reported by The New York Times, came four days after federal agents searched the Brooklyn home of Adams’ top campaign fundraiser, Brianna Suggs.” (11/12/23)