Eric Adams hauls in $650,000 for NYC mayor’s legal defense fund amid federal investigation

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has raised more than $650,000 in connection to a legal defense fund he launched amid a federal corruption investigation into the Democrat.

The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating whether the Adams campaign in 2021 unlawfully conspired with the Turkish government to receive contributions, an allegation that came under the spotlight after law enforcement in November raided the Brooklyn residence of Adams’s friend Brianna Suggs, a major fundraiser for him.

“The Eric Adams Legal Defense Trust has drawn strong support in a short amount of time, raising more than $650,000 since it was formed just two months ago,” Vito Pitta, counsel to the Eric Adams Legal Defense Trust, said in a statement.

Employees of New York City are permitted to set up legal defense funds so they may receive assistance
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