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The FBI seized iPhones, laptops, paperwork and a manila folder labeled 'Eric Adams' from the home of the mayor's top fundraiser, it has emerged.
The Brooklyn house was raided on Thursday morning as part of an investigation into an alleged kickback scheme involving the Turkish government, a university in Washington DC with ties to Turkey and Adams, and a Brooklyn construction company.
Brianna Suggs' house in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn was searched while Adams was on his way to meetings in Washington DC, forcing him to abruptly cancel and return to 'deal with a matter'. The timing was deliberate, sources said.
The agents seized three iPhones, two laptop computers, papers and a 'manila folder labeled Eric Adams,' The New York Times reported.
They also took seven 'contribution card binders'.
Agents searched the home of Brianna Suggs (left), a campaign consultant who has helped Adams (right) raise $2.5million for his 2025 election
Agents in FBI vests were among those who removed boxes from the home
The search warrant, the paper said, sought financial records for Suggs, 25, and any entity controlled or associated with her; and documents related to contributions to the mayor's 2021 campaign.
The agents also wanted records of travel to Turkey by any employee, officer or associate of the campaign; and documents related to interactions between the campaign and the government of Turkey, 'including persons acting at the behest of the Turkish government.'
The team were looking for documents relating to Bay Atlantic University, a small Turkish-owned institution that opened in Washington DC in 2014.
Adams in 2015 visited one of the school's sister universities in Istanbul, where he was given various certificates and was told that a scholarship would be created in his name.
Adams has boasted about how much he loves Turkey, and last week he hosted a flag-raising for Turkey in Lower Manhattan.
'I think I'm on my sixth or seventh visit,' he said, adding that no other mayor in New York history was as close to the country as he was.
The mayor on Thursday said he would cooperate with the investigation.
He told ABC News: 'I feel extremely comfortable about how I comply with rules and procedures.
'I hold myself to a high standard, and I hold my campaign to a high standard, and I hold my staff at City Hall to a high standard.
'I'm very clear that it is my responsibility to hold myself to a high standard and I will comply with any inquiry that is made and I am demanding that my team do the same.'
There was no indication that the investigation was targeting the mayor, and he is not accused of wrongdoing.
Adams told an audience at Gracie Mansion on Thursday night he had not been contacted by any law enforcement officials.
Authorities are investigating whether the campaign conspired with a Brooklyn construction company and the Turkish government to funnel foreign money into the campaign's coffers, apparently through a straw donor scheme.
The construction company was identified in the warrant as KSK Construction Group in Brooklyn, the paper said, and employees of KSK donated