NEW YORK — FBI agents stopped Mayor Eric Adams on the street earlier this week and seized multiple electronic devices from him as part of a federal investigation into his 2021 campaign’s finances, an attorney for the mayor confirmed Friday.
Boyd Johnson, a white collar defense attorney retained by Adams after the FBI raided his top campaign fundraiser’s home as part of the same probe last week, said the agents approached the mayor to confiscate his devices after an event Monday night.
“The mayor immediately complied with the FBI’s request and provided them with electronic devices,” Johnson said in a statement. “The mayor has not been accused of any wrongdoing and continues to cooperate with the investigation.”
Johnson’s statement also said that in the wake of last Thursday’s raid at the home of Adams fundraiser Brianna Suggs, “it was discovered that an individual had recently acted improperly.”
“In the spirit of transparency and cooperation, this behavior was immediately and proactively reported to investigators,” he added.
According to The New York Times, which first reported the seizures, the agents took at least two cellphones and one iPad from the mayor.