FBI Raids California Home of YouTube Star Jake Paul


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LOS ANGELES—FBI brokers including a SWAT workforce served a search warrant on the residence of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday.

The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a.m. at the Calabasas, California, mansion in reference to an ongoing investigation, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller stated in a press release.

A decide has sealed the search-warrant affidavit and Eimiller stated she couldn't reveal the nature of the investigation or the individual it was served on.

Paul’s lawyer Richard Schonfeld confirmed the home was his.

“We perceive that a search warrant was executed at Jake’s Calabasas residence this morning whereas Jake was out-of-state,” Schonfeld stated in an e mail. “We're still gathering info and can cooperate with the investigation.”

Video from native television news helicopters showed brokers gathering a number of rifles from the sprawling property with a boxing ring and scorching tub within the backyard that appears in lots of Paul’s current YouTube videos.

A SWAT group initially entered the property, Eimiller stated. No arrests have been made.

Police in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday stated they have been dismissing fees of legal trespassing and illegal meeting there towards Paul and two others “so that a federal felony investigation could be completed,” however that they could be refiled later.

Paul had been charged there when he appeared on video in June inside a Scottsdale mall that a huge crowd of individuals had damaged into, looting stores.

Paul stated in a subsequent YouTube video that he had only been in search of individuals protesting the dying of George Floyd, and he did not participate in any of the destruction.

Paul, 23, has over 20 million followers on his YouTube channel, which options stunts, pranks, stories from his personal life, and more just lately music movies.

He rose to fame on the brief video app Vine and spent 2 years as an actor on the Disney Channel show “Bizaardvark.”

His older brother, Logan Paul, has an analogous YouTube channel with much more followers.

Neighbors have complained to media retailers for a number of years concerning the stunts Jake Paul has pulled on the property for his YouTube channel.

Final month, Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub harshly criticized him after video emerged of dozens of individuals at a party at his house amid the coronavirus outbreak, with no apparent masks or social distancing.

By Andrew Dalton