The FBI on Tuesday raided the Manhattan offices of a New York City police union, and several hours later two agents left the building with cardboard evidence boxes in their arms.
Armed with a warrant, the agents conducted a search in the headquarters of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, which represents 13,000 active and retired New York City Police Department sergeants and is the fifth-biggest police union in the country.
Simultaneously, FBI agents searched a home in the Long Island suburb of Port Washington, New York, an FBI spokesperson said.
Members of the public corruption unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York were also involved in the raid, according to The New York Times.
Neither Mullins, who has run the union since 2002, nor the SBA's lawyer, Andrew Quinn, could be reached for comment.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was aware of the FBI raid but shed no light on the surprise raid of the SBA.
Mullins was paid $88,757 by the union in 2019, according to the SBA's most recent paperwork, which listed him as a trustee. »