FBI raids home of top fundraiser for New York City Mayor Eric Adams

Brianna Suggs worked to raise money for the mayor's 2021 campaign.

November 2, 2023, 5:25 PM

FBI agents searched the Crown Heights home Thursday of Brianna Suggs, a campaign consultant and top fundraiser linked to New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

The agents descended on the home on Lincoln Place in Brooklyn Thursday morning. The FBI declined to immediately comment on the reason, but acknowledged agents were at the address.

Adams unexpectedly returned from Washington, D.C., to New York despite a day of planned meetings with White House officials and other big city mayors on immigration.

His office said at the time the mayor was returning to "address a matter" but declined to elaborate. Deputy Mayor Fabien Levy later clarified, "The mayor heard of an issue related to the campaign, and takes these issues seriously, so wanted to get back to New York as quickly as possible. He plans to return to DC and reschedule these meetings as soon as he can."

Suggs was apparently at her home at the time of the search warrant. She has not been arrested.

Gated front steps lead up to a residency at Crown Highs in Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. Federal agents raided the home of Brianna Suggs, a top fundraiser and longtime confidante to New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
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City Hall referred ABC News to the mayor's campaign for comment.

"The campaign has always held itself to the highest standards," Adams 2021 campaign counsel Vito Pitta said in a statement. "The campaign will of course comply with any inquiries, as appropriate."

Pitta added in a later statement, "Mayor Adams has not been contacted as part of this inquiry. He has always held the campaign to the highest standards."

The investigation involves a construction company, KSK Construction Group, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, sources told ABC News. KSK donated about $14,000 to Adams' 2021 campaign.

Federal law enforcement is looking into whether the construction company and Turkish nationals made improper donations to the mayor's 2021 campaign, the sources told ABC News.

Suggs is expected to be called to testify before a grand jury, sources said.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks in New York's Times Square during a news conference on Dec. 30, 2022.
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Suggs was an intern at Brooklyn Borough Hall when Adams was borough president in 2017, according to her Linkedin page, and coordinated fundraising for his 2021 mayoral campaign.

She says she raised $18.4 million for Adams’ 2021 campaign, and at least $900,000 so far for his 2025 reelection effort.

She also launched Brianna Suggs and Associates in June 2022.

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