(HorizonPost.com) – FBI agents on Thursday raided the Brooklyn home of longtime confidante and chief fundraiser to Mayor Eric Adams, prompting the mayor to cancel his planned meeting at the White House and fly back to New York, the Associated Press reported.
A law enforcement official confirmed to the Associated Press that FBI agents searched the home of Brianna Suggs. According to an FBI spokesperson, the agents were carrying out a court-authorized action at the Brooklyn address but declined to give further comment.
Attorney Vito Pitta, who represents the Adams campaign, said the mayor had not been contacted about the inquiry. Pitta told the Associated Press that the Adams campaign “always held itself to the highest standards,” and said it would appropriately “comply with any inquiries.”
Brianna Suggs, 25, worked as a campaign consultant to Mayor Adams and raised money for his election and reelection effort. At the same time, Suggs has been lobbying the Adams administration on behalf of a real estate group.
Suggs initially began working with Adams as a teenager, joining his staff in 2017 when he was Brooklyn Borough president. She reported directly to Ingrid Lewis-Martin, her godmother. Lewis-Martin is a longtime ally of Eric Adams and is now the mayor’s chief advisor.
During Adams’ 2021 mayoral run, Suggs acted as chief fundraiser and logistics director, helping organize campaign events and solicit funds from donors. According to campaign records, Suggs has been paid over $150,000 working for the Adams campaign.
At the time she was drawing paychecks from the mayor’s campaign, Suggs had also started a lobbying firm, Brianna Suggs & Associates, Inc. According to records, her firm has only one client, a real estate group that seeks to acquire a city-owned mall in Chinatown.
Government watchdog groups previously called into question Suggs’ work as the mayor’s chief fundraiser while representing a client with interests before the city.
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