New York City Mayor Eric Adams opens legal defense fund amid campaign investigation
Eric Adams Legal Defense Fund, First reported by Politicoenables the mayor to raise money to pay legal fees without violating the city’s strict laws about politicians receiving gifts.
The investigation into Adams’ mayoral campaign focuses on allegations that the campaign facilitated illegal donations from interests in Turkey, in collusion with the Turkish government.
FBI I raided the house from one of Adams’ top aides Brianna Suggs, sparking a frenzied response from the mayor’s office.
“I want to be clear, I have no knowledge, directly or otherwise, of any improper fundraising activity — and certainly not of any foreign money,” the mayor said. “We will of course work with officials to respond to inquiries, as appropriate, as we have always done,” he added.
FBI He seized Adams’ phone and other devices as part of the investigation last week.
The fund allows Adams to receive donations of up to $5,000 to be used for legal fees, with a requirement to disclose donors in order to prevent future conflicts of interest.
The regulations also prevent subordinates from donating to the fund.