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On Thursday, FBI agents were seen searching the Bronx home of New York Mayor Eric Adams’ top adviser.

Records show the Pelham Bay property is owned by Winnie Greco, a longtime fundraiser for Mr. Adams who has served as special adviser and director of Asian affairs since he took office two years ago.

The reason for the attack was not immediately clear. This comes amid a federal investigation related to Adams’ political fundraising during his 2021 campaign.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams hosts a Harvest Moon Celebration at Gracie Mansion on Friday, September 9, 2022, and appears with Winnie Greco. (Michael Appleton/Mayor’s Photography Office)

An FBI field office spokesperson confirmed to FOX News Digital that law enforcement officers conducted a raid at 1447 Gillespie Avenue.

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FBI agents visit Winnie Greco's house

FBI agents were seen leaving Winnie Greco’s Bronx home. (FNTV)

In response to a report by local news site The City, the City Bureau of Investigation investigated Greco’s efforts to raise political funds and use his position within the government to obtain personal benefits, such as unpaid housework from the government, in November last year. An investigation into Mr. Greco was launched after the authorities raised questions about whether he had obtained personal information. I am a city employee.

Greco was placed on administrative leave Thursday, according to a City Hall spokesperson.

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The federal investigation into campaign fundraising was unveiled in November after the FBI raided the home of Brianna Suggs, a top fundraiser for Mr. Adams. Four days later, agents secretly seized the mayor’s cell phone and iPad as he returned from an event in Manhattan.

The investigation appears to focus, at least in part, on whether the Adams campaign colluded with the Turkish government to receive illegal campaign funds from foreign sources through straw donors, according to a warrant reported by the New York Times. It is being

Eric Adams in a suit

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has blamed his political problems on race, saying recent attacks against him were because his administration is made up of people of color. (Gina Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Adams has repeatedly deflected questions about the investigation, stressing that he has not been formally accused of wrongdoing.

“Our administration always follows the law and always expects all employees to adhere to the strictest ethical guidelines,” a spokesperson for the mayor told FOX News Digital in a statement Thursday. “As we have repeatedly said, we do not comment on matters under consideration, but we fully cooperate with ongoing reviews,” he said.

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A voicemail left on Greco’s phone number seeking comment was not immediately returned.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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