FBI Raids Home of YouTuber Jake Paul
Paul was not home at the time of the raid
On Wednesday, August 5, FBI agents — including a SWAT team — reportedly raided the California mansion of controversial YouTuber Jake Paul, executing a search warrant related to an undisclosed investigation.
“The FBI is executing a federal search warrant at a residence in Calabasas in connection with an ongoing investigation,” an FBI representative said in a statement.
The search warrant is sealed, and the FBI has not revealed the nature of the investigation or who the warrant was served on. No arrests were made. However, the BBC reports that officers were seen confiscating guns on the property.
“We understand that a search warrant was executed at Jake’s Calabasas home this morning while Jake was out-of-state,” Paul’s attorney Richard Schonfeld said in a statement. “We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation.”
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 5, 2020
Meanwhile, police in Scottsdale, Arizona announced on Wednesday that they were dismissing charges of criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly against Paul and two others “so that a federal criminal investigation can be completed,” but added that they may be refiled later. Paul was originally charged in June after video of him at a mall in Arizona that was being looted surfaced online.
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