Mayor Adams begins authorized protection fund over FBI probe of marketing campaign

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The fund — first reported by Politico — will permit Adams to lift cash to cowl authorized bills “in reference to inquiries by the workplace of the USA Legal professional for the Southern District of New York (‘SDNY’) associated to the operations of the Eric Adams 2021 mayoral marketing campaign committee,” in line with an settlement posted with the town’s Conflicts of Curiosity Board.

It’s unclear when Adams began the fund, however the COIB web site exhibits a letter dated Nov. 13 by the town’s Company Counsel acknowledging the institution of the fund, and stating that the town’s legal professionals is not going to be concerned with Adams’ authorized matter.

Days after the Nov. 2 raid, Adams’ cell telephones have been confiscated and returned by the FBI as a part of the inquiry. Adams has since retained the authorized providers of WilmerHale, together with his former Chief Counsel Brendan McGuire and Boyd Johnson representing him.

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