This week, the FBI seized electronic devices belonging to New York Mayor Eric Adams as part of an investigation into whether his 2021 election campaign received illegal donations from the Turkish government.
According to reports, two mobile phones and an iPad were seized.
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According to Fox News, the mayor's spokesperson assured that Adams is collaborating with the authorities and has not been accused of a crime.
“After learning of the federal investigation, it was discovered that an individual had recently acted improperly. In the spirit of transparency and cooperation, this behavior was immediately and proactively reported to investigators,” Adams' campaign attorney Boyd Johnson said in a statement. “The Mayor has been and remains committed to cooperating in this matter. 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. The mayor has not been accused of any wrongdoing and continues to cooperate with the investigation,” Johnson said.
The seizure of Adams' electronic devices comes a week after the FBI searched the home of Brianna Suggs, a prominent 25-year-old election adviser to Adams who was listed by the media as his top fundraiser.
During the seizure, the FBI took three iPhones, two laptops, documents and other evidence related to the investigation.
According to The New York Times, the FBI also took an item described as a “manila folder labeled Eric Adams” and a total of seven “contribution card binders.”