Home of high level aide to NYC Mayor Eric Adams raided by FBI

 March 1, 2024

New York City mayor and former Biden Eric Adams was apparently blindsided this week after FBI agents raided the home of a top aide. 

According to The Washington Times, federal agents descended upon the Bronx home of Winnie Greco, who serves as a special advisor to Adams as well as his director of Asian affairs.

Greco placed on leave following raid

Following the raid on her house, the mayor's office issued a statement explaining that she was being placed on leave from her six-figure job.

"Our administration will always follow the law, and we always expect all our employees to adhere to the strictest ethical guidelines," a city hall spokesperson was quoted as telling the Times.

"As we have repeatedly said, we don’t comment on matters that are under review, but will fully cooperate with any review underway," the spokesperson continued before adding that Adams "has not been accused of any wrongdoing."

The Times noted that Thursday's raid is the latest development in an ongoing federal investigation of Adams' 2021 mayoral campaign.

Documents and electronic devices taken from top Adams' campaign fundraiser

Fox News reported this past November that FBI agents searched the home of Brianna Suggs, a campaign consultant for Adams who was also described as his "biggest fundraiser."

Agents seized three iPhones and two laptop computers along with a manila folder whose label bore the mayor's name.

That move came one week before the FBI searched a vehicle belonging to Adams and took possession of several electronic devices, including two cell phones and an iPad.

Agent search mayor's car amid questions over foreign campaign cash

The investigation is believed to center on concerns that Adams conspired with the Turkish government to illegally funnel foreign donations into his campaign while serving his second term as Brooklyn borough president.

Fox News noted how there are allegations that after winning the Democratic Party's mayoral primary race, Adams spoke with then-New York Fire Department Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.

Nigro's office had previously refused to approve the opening of a new $300 million Turkish consulate, citing deficiencies in its fire safety system.

Adams issued a statement following the seizure of his devices which read, "As a borough president, part of my routine role was to notify government agencies of issues on behalf of constituents and constituencies."

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