New York, Nov 11 (AP) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials seized the phone and an iPad of New York City Mayor Eric Adams as part of their investigation into his fundraising campaign. Mayor’s lawyer Boyd Johnson gave this information on Friday.
According to a statement issued by Johnson, the FBI seized the phones and iPads after an event on Monday night.
“The FBI contacted the mayor following an event on Monday night,” the statement said. The mayor immediately agreed to the FBI’s request and handed over his electronic items to them.
“The mayor is not accused of any wrongdoing and is cooperating with the investigation,” it said.
‘The New York Times’ was the first to report about the confiscation of phones etc. Federal authorities searched the home of Brianna Suggs, Adams’ key aide on the fundraising campaign. Following the search operation, Mayer canceled a previously scheduled visit to Washington to meet White House officials and returned to New York.
Adams, a member of the Democrat Party, did not talk to reporters on Wednesday about the seizure of his phones.
AP Shobhana Simmi