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Eric Adams Probe

The FBI conducted a raid of the house of New York Mayor Eric Adams' top campaign organizer Thursday as part of a broader investigation into the mayor's campaign finances. The mayor himself is not implicated, and no charges have been brought against any individuals.

The raid came at the Brooklyn home of 25-year-old Brianna Suggs, Adams' campaign finance director, where the FBI confiscated boxes of files and several computers and phones. The warrants suggest the Adams campaign has received illegal contributions from foreign nationals using so-called straw donors—where illegal donations are funneled through legitimate supporters—via Turkey-linked construction firm KSK. Eleven KSK employees donated a total of nearly $14,000 in May 2021 to the Adams campaign, most of which was eligible for the city's small-donation public matching fund, where the city donates $8 for every $1 contributed.

The probe follows a separate case involving two Adams donors who pleaded guilty in July to charges related to a similar straw donor scheme; both are cooperating with a federal investigation.

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