Investigators with the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the offices of Benjamin Wey’s New York Global Group yesterday, seizing documents and conducting interviews with employees.
According to one NYGG official, Wey’s Manhattan apartment was also raided. As of now, no charges have been filed and it was not clear what NYGG transactions were of interest to the FBI. Attempts to contact NYGG and Wey were unsuccessful; a man answering the phone at the firm’s 40 Wall Street offices refused to give his name and would only reply, when questioned about the raid, “No one is here right now.” Follow up calls were not answered. Jason Marshall, an official at Wey’s longtime publicists, said Wey and NYGG are no longer clients.
Second report and a claim of independent confirmation: "The news of Wey’s office being raided was first reported by Roddy Boyd, publisher of The Financial Investigator, on Jan. 26, and was confirmed to The Epoch Times by the FBI."