Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:17 p.m
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) — FBI agents execute a search warrant at the Crown Heights, Brooklyn, home of Brianna Suggs, a campaign consultant and top fundraiser with ties to Mayor Eric Adams.
Agents went to the home on Lincoln Place Thursday morning.
The FBI declined to immediately comment on the cause, but recognized agents were at the scene.
She was apparently home at the time of the search warrant and was not arrested.
The mayor’s office says Suggs is not an employee of City Hall, has nothing to do with city operations and directed all questions to the mayor’s campaign spokesman, who had no comment.
Suggs started as an intern at Brooklyn Borough Hall in 2017, coordinating the mayor’s political fundraising efforts from his 2021 campaign.
She says she has raised $18.4 million for Adams’ 2021 campaign and at least $900,000 so far for his re-election campaign in 2025.
“The campaign has always adhered to the highest standards. The campaign will, of course, comply with all requests as appropriate,” said Vito Pitta, Adams 2021 campaign advisor. “Mayor Adams was not contacted as part of this investigation. He always kept the campaign at the highest level.”
That law enforcement action may be the reason the mayor suddenly returned to the city, although a spokesman declined to comment.
While Adams was en route to Washington, D.C. for meetings related to the refugee crisis, he abruptly returned to New York City on Thursday morning.
A spokesman for Adams said only that the mayor was on his way home to “resolve a matter.” It was not believed to be a safety concern, according to an NYPD official.
This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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