Mayor Eric Adams denies any wrongdoing.
The FBI seized New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ electronic devices as part of a federal investigation that previously led the FBI to the home of his top fundraiser, a source familiar with the matter told ABC News.
The FBI declined to comment to ABC News.
The town hall confirmed that the seizure took place on Monday. The mayor has denied any wrongdoing.
“As a former member of law enforcement, I expect everyone on my team to follow the law and cooperate fully with any sort of investigation – and that is exactly what I will continue to do. do. I have nothing to hide,” Adams said in a statement. .
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York declined to comment.
The FBI had already raided the home of Brianna Suggs, Adams’ main fundraiser. The investigation aims to determine whether the mayor’s campaign is receiving illegal foreign donations from Turkey to a Brooklyn construction company, sources told ABC News.
Boyd Johnson, an Adams campaign attorney, said it was discovered that an individual had recently acted inappropriately and acted on that information.
“In the spirit of transparency and cooperation, this behavior was immediately and proactively reported to investigators. The Mayor has been and remains committed to cooperating in this matter. On Monday evening, the FBI contacted the Mayor after an event. The Mayor immediately complied with “We responded to 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 in a statement.
Investigators came to Adams after an event Monday night to ask for all the devices he had on him, including an iPad and a phone, a source familiar with the case told ABC News.
Later, the town hall handed over other devices.
Most of the devices have been returned, according to the source.
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