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FBI Investigation Of Eric Adams Fundraiser Centers On Illegal Contributions From Foreign Nationals

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According to multiple law enforcement officials who spoke with CNN, an FBI raid on Thursday morning at the primary fundraiser’s home in New York City for Mayor Eric Adam is reportedly part of an investigation to find out if Adams’ 2021 mayoral campaign colluded with a Brooklyn-based construction company to transfer foreign funds into the campaign coffers.

Law enforcement officials with knowledge of the search warrants told CNN that the investigators are looking for proof that foreign nationals, who are prohibited from contributing, may have “bundled” donations by entering the Turkish-American communities in New York and persuading citizens of the United States who are of Turkish descent to participate as “straw contributors.”

The purported plan would have made it possible for funds originating from overseas corporations to be misrepresented as contributions from US residents who, in reality, made no financial contributions.

CNN has requested comments from the Turkish Embassy and the State Department.

In response to the inquiry into his campaign, Adams stated on Thursday night that he held both his campaign and himself to a high standard.

“I feel extremely comfortable about how I comply with rules and procedures. I’ve stated this over and over again. I hold myself to a high standard, I hold my campaign to a high standard, and I hold my staffers at city hall to a high standard,” he said.

Teams of FBI officers carried out “many search warrants” at residences and places of business in the New York region on Thursday morning. Among them was one at the residence of Brianna Suggs, the lead campaign fundraiser for Adams, according to several law enforcement sources who spoke with CNN.

The search of Suggs’ house was originally covered by The New York Times.

Suggs is an important component of Adams’ reelection campaign fundraising machine. The campaign finance board for the city reports that almost $2.5 million has already been raised by the Adams 2025 campaign.

Suggs’s representative declined to comment.

According to CNN station WCBS, Adams described Suggs as “a real professional” who performs her job well and will cooperate with any inquiries made to her during a Thursday night interview with reporters.

The sources stated that the searches are a component of the FBI’s Public Corruption unit’s investigation. The sources said that the agents stole files, computers, tablets, and phones from Suggs.

According to law enforcement officials, KSK Construction Group in Brooklyn was one of the businesses that was searched. The building and development company is a part of the KiSKA Construction Corporation, which owns two Turkish hotel chains in the US, and has constructed apartments and condos throughout the city.

At least 11 KSK Construction Group employees contributed a total of $13,950, ranging from $1,200 to $1,500, on the same day to Adams’s 2021 mayoral campaign, according to a CNN analysis of campaign finance records. The contributors have been contacted by CNN for comments.

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