Federal prosecutors, in collaboration with the FBI, are conducting an extensive public corruption investigation into allegations that Mayor Eric Adams' 2021 election campaign conspired with the Turkish government to receive illegal foreign donations.
According to a search warrant cited by the New York Times, the corruption squads in the FBI's New York office questioned several individuals linked to Adams' campaign. The investigations are centered around the possibility of the campaign having received illegal donations from foreign entities, specifically from Turkey.
This probe marks a significant development, as it comes amidst other corruption allegations surrounding Adams' campaign. The FBI has previously raided the home of Brianna Suggs, a top fundraiser for Mayor Adams' campaign, as part of this ongoing investigation.
Federal agents also searched the home of another fundraiser for Mayor Adams in connection with the probe. These investigations are believed to be part of a broader inquiry into public corruption, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Mayor Adams has yet to make a public comment regarding the ongoing investigation. As this is an ongoing case, further details are expected to emerge as the investigation progresses.
The implications of these investigations could potentially have severe repercussions for Mayor Adams and his administration, particularly if the allegations of illegal foreign donations are proven true.