Multiple law enforcement sources told AWN that on Thursday morning, teams of FBI agents executed “numerous search warrants” at residences and businesses throughout the New York area, including at the home of Brianna Suggs, a main fundraiser for Mayor Eric Adams’ campaign.
According to the sources, the FBI’s Public Corruption squad is conducting the searches as part of an ongoing investigation. According to the sources, the agents confiscated Suggs’s electronic devices and data.
According to the sources, agents also examined the offices of a Brooklyn-based construction firm in addition to various residences.
Adams abruptly cancelled the rest of a trip to Washington, DC, to meet with federal officials about the migrant issue on Thursday morning, prompting speculation that he may be the subject of an inquiry. A spokesman claimed the mayor had to leave quickly because he had to deal with “a matter,” but gave no further details.
Adams for Mayor 2021 paid Suggs and an entity known as “Suggs Solutions LLC” a total of $149,786.53 for campaign work, consultation, and fundraising between May 2021 and May of this year, according to records disclosed by New York City’s Campaign Finance Board. Adams’ 2025 campaign spokesman Evan Thies verified to AWN that Suggs is still working for the team and collecting donations for the next election cycle.
The search of Suggs’s house was originally reported by the New York Times.
Suggs did not respond to requests for comment. When asked for comment by AWN, the FBI declined.
The mayor’s office told AWN to contact the Adams’ campaign instead. Adams 2021 Campaign Counsel Vitto Pitta told AWN “the campaign has always conducted itself to the greatest standards. The campaign will cooperate with legitimate requests.
According to Pitta, the mayor has not been approached by investigators.
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York spokesman Nicholas Biase would not comment.
The mayor’s campaign fundraising has a history of being associated with illicit activity. The Manhattan district attorney indicted six individuals earlier this year in an alleged straw contribution conspiracy meant to assist Adams’ 2021 mayoral campaign. The indictment states that the defendants violated New York City’s campaign finance laws while attempting to increase the then candidate’s campaign funds.
“We allege a deliberate scheme to game the system in a blatant attempt to gain power,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement after the indictment was released. The defendants are accused of breaking the law by illegally structuring campaign contributions in the indictment.