FBI raids YouTube star Jake Paul’s Home in California
YouTuber Jake Paul is one of the richest social media celebrities with over 20 million subscribers on YouTube and 13.2 million on Instagram.
Popular YouTube star Jake Paul’s Calabasas mansion was raided by the FBI under a federal search warrant on Wednesday. The FBI and SWAT teams executed the search warrant with regards to an ongoing investigation, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement.
A representative for the FBI’s Los Angeles division said that the details of the warrant affidavit are sealed. This prohibits them from revealing or commenting on any information from the probe or the person it was served on.
Jake Paul’s attorney Richard Schonfeld has confirmed the home belonged to the popular YouTuber Jake Paul. “We understand that a search warrant was executed at Jake’s Calabasas home this morning while Jake was out-of-state,” Schonfeld said in an email. “We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation.”
In a statement to Buzzfeed News, a spokesperson for the FBI said the raid was in connection with investigations into looting at an Arizona mall amid nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Jake Paul was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after videos showed him being present at the mall went viral.
“The FBI is investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “This morning the FBI executed a federal search warrant in California and Las Vegas, Nevada in connection with this investigation.”
Jake Paul in his video had claimed that he had only been looking for people protesting the death of George Floyd, and he did not take part in any of the destruction.
Paul, 23, has over 20 million followers on Youtube and over 13.2 million on Instagram. His video features, stunts pranks, stories from his personal life with Youtube star Logan Paul and recently some music videos.
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