“New Yorkers deserve better than corrupt leaders in the pocket of the real estate industry.”
NEW YORK – Housing Justice for All, released the following statement in response to the FBI raid of Brianna Suggs, a registered lobbyist for the real estate industry and Mayor Eric Adams’s chief fundraiser. Mark Caller, a developer and significant fundraiser for Adams’ mayoral campaign, and Eric Ulrich, former NYC Buildings Commissioner under Adams, have also been implicated in a corruption scandal, which echoes the real estate corruption scandal that forced former Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin to resign last year.
The statement below can be attributed to Cea Weaver, Campaign Coordinator of Housing Justice for All:
“Brianna Suggs is not just Mayor Adams’s chief fundraiser – Suggs is a registered lobbyist for the real estate industry. The FBI raid on her home comes as no surprise to the millions of New York tenants who’ve watched Mayor Adams work hand in hand with the real estate industry to make our homes less affordable.
From Sheldon Silver to Brian Benjamin, New York has a long history of real estate corruption. The real estate industry is willing to do whatever it takes to keep getting richer, from jacking up our rents to buying our elected officials. Landlords and developers spent $1.4 million on lobbying alone to prevent the passage of Good Cause Eviction last legislative session.
New Yorkers deserve better than corrupt leaders in the pocket of the real estate industry. We will be closely following the outcome of the investigation.”