Investigation into NYC Mayor Adams centered on marketing campaign cash and potential overseas affect

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New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams at a press convention on March 16, 2022.




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Adams has an extended and proud relationship with the Turkish-American neighborhood of New York Metropolis, and he has made a half a dozen journeys to Turkey. The FBI can also be wanting into these journeys and one of many areas searched on November 2 was the residence of an govt from Turkish Airways.


Reached by CNN Monday, KSK had no remark.

Folks briefed on the search instructed CNN that brokers additionally interviewed Suggs, who has not returned messages left by CNN.

A supply near the mayor instructed CNN that the next day, the mayor voluntarily turned over two extra gadgets as a part of what Adams has stated is his ongoing cooperation with the investigators.

A metropolis official confirmed that the federal government of Turkey was involved that the permits wouldn’t be granted in time for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to have the ability to lower the ribbon to open the constructing whereas visiting the United Nations. In response to sources briefed on the investigation, Adams obtained a textual content message from the Turkish Consul Basic asking for assist with a brief allow although security necessities had not but been met. Adams, the sources stated, forwarded the consul’s textual content to the then Fireplace Commissioner, Dan Nigro with a message: “Please check out this.”

On September 10, 2021, the hearth division despatched a letter to the fire-safety contractor answerable for alarms, smoke detectors and sprinklers saying, “FDNY doesn’t object to the Division of Buildings issuing a Short-term Certificates of Occupancy offered that … the Division of Buildings has inspected, examined and authorised the put in water-based hearth suppression methods.”

The officers stated that not the entire technical security necessities may very well be met in time however as a stopgap measure, the Turkish Mission was capable of rent safety guards to face put up as hearth wardens till the security gear may very well be introduced as much as code.

A supply who’s conversant in the points of the probe involving the hearth division instructed CNN that Nigro obtained a grand jury subpoena, and, sources stated, voluntarily spoke to and was interviewed by FBI brokers.

John Miller was deputy commissioner of the NYPD, and he served beneath Mayor Eric Adams. He left the division in July 2022.


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