FBI Swat Team Seize Guns From Jake Paul's LA Mansion

Carla Harmon
August 6, 2020

The Los Angeles Times reports a SWAT Team stormed the content creator's mansion in Calabasas, California, after obtaining a federal search warrant linked to an ongoing investigation.

In June, he was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly by police in Scottsdale, Arizona when he appeared on video inside a mall that a big crowd of people had broken into, looting stores. FBI Los Angeles spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told CBS News in an email that she was "prohibited" from commenting on the details of the investigation, as the "affidavit supporting the warrant was sealed by the court".

It was carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a special department in the United States that enforces the law, and has the authority and responsibility to investigate crimes.

The FBI have raided the LA mansion of YouTube star Jake Paul - seizing multiple firearms.

Speaking to TMZ, Paul's lawyer, Richard Schonfeld, said Paul was not present at the time of the raid and plans to assist authorities.

According to the 23-year-old YouTuber's attorney, he was out of state when the search took place.

YouTube personality Jake Paul was outside the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall in Arizona in May when what police described as a riot broke out. "No arrests are planned", an Federal Bureau of Investigation representative said in a statement.

"It has been decided that in the cases charging Jake Paul, Arman Izadi and Andrew Leon it is in the best interest of the community to dismiss misdemeanor charges without prejudice so that a federal criminal investigation can be completed". He also allegedly entered the mall illegally when it was closed. Videos of the bash that surfaced on social media showed attendees not wearing masks or practicing social distancing.

The YouTuber maintains he did not take part in any theft or destruction of property, however, insisting he was merely there to document the demonstration-turned-riot, which came soon after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In a video referencing one of his large soirees, mayor of Calabasas, Alicia Weintraub reprimanded Paul, saying: "It wasn't just myself who was outraged, it was everyone who saw the video".

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