Suspended Adams aide told staffers to delete texts after FBI raid: source

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
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A controversial aide to Mayor Eric Adams who was suspended for inappropriate conduct urged City Hall staffers to delete texts after the FBI raided her home, a source close to the federal probe told The Post.

Rana Abbasova, director of protocol in the Office for International Affairs, was suspended from the $80,000-a-year post after Adams’ lawyers learned of her efforts to erase text message exchanges, the source said.

Federal investigators, who are probing Adams’ alleged fundraising irregularities, then obtained a court warrant to retrieve Adams’ mobile devices to determine if he had also...

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