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FBI raids homes of another top aide to NYC Mayor Adams
New York City Director of Asian Affairs Winnie Greco (Image Source: WNYW video screenshot)

FBI raids homes of another top aide to NYC Mayor Adams

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday raided the homes of another top aide to New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams, the Associated Press reported.

Federal investigators, overseen by the United States attorney’s office in Brooklyn, searched two homes in the Bronx owned by Winnie Greco, Adams' $100,000-a-year director of Asian affairs and former fundraiser, an FBI spokesperson told the news outlet. Greco, 61, has worked with Adams for more than a decade. A City Hall spokesperson informed the AP that she was placed on leave Thursday.

While the purpose of the probe is unclear, according to the source, the latest raid is not connected to an investigation into Adams’ campaign over alleged illegal foreign donations.

In November, local news outlet the City reported that New York City’s Department of Investigation launched a probe into Greco after allegations surfaced that the director leveraged her government position for personal benefit. According to the outlet, Greco allegedly guaranteed an administration position to a technology worker on the condition that he volunteer to renovate her kitchen. The worker claimed that the city hired him after he completed the labor but fired him later when he refused to do additional renovations on city time.

Charles Lutvak, a spokesperson for Adams, told the City that the tech worker’s allegations were not true, that he was “a disgruntled former employee” who was terminated for “documented cause.”

“Throughout the time Mayor Adams has known Winnie, she has been a faithful public servant and advocate for her community. He is not aware of any inappropriate behavior whatsoever, and she strongly denies any allegations of illegal behavior,” Lutvak stated.

The AP reported that Greco is at least the third Adams aide to be targeted by federal agents.

The FBI, in early November, raided the Brooklyn home of Brianna Suggs, a top fundraiser for Adams, Blaze News previously reported. The mayor’s campaign is under investigation for allegedly receiving foreign contributions from the Turkish government through straw donors.

Adams claimed that he is “not familiar” with KSK Construction Group, the company at the center of the probe. He noted that his campaign would cooperate with any investigations. The mayor has not been charged with a crime.

“Our administration will always follow the law, and we always expect all our employees to adhere to the strictest ethical guidelines,” a spokesperson for Adams stated. “As we have repeatedly said, we don’t comment on matters that are under review, but will fully cooperate with any review underway.”

Greco did not respond to the AP’s request for comment.

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Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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