Federal Bureau of Investigation raids home of 'boxer,' YouTuber Jake Paul

Carla Harmon
August 6, 2020

The YouTuber with over 20.2 million subscribers had recently landed in trouble in Arizona where he joined a group of looters at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall back in May and was charged with criminal trespass, in the midst of the surging racial tensions in the United States.

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

The FBI has revealed it is "investigating allegations of criminal acts" following the execution of search warrants on YouTuber Jake Paul's mansion in Calabasas, California, and the Graffiti Mansion of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Richard Schonfeld, Paul's attorney, told the Associated Press that he and his client have received word of the search warrant being executed at Paul's home.

The FBI would not comment on why Paul's home was raided, as the affidavit in support of the search warrant had been sealed by a judge.

The news was first reported by TMZ.

Picture surfacing from the raid show Federal Bureau of Investigation officials carrying out several large firearms from Paul's house.

The FBI also confirmed the raid in a statement to The Los Angeles Times.

The Verge reports the raid is linked to a federal investigation into a May incident, which saw Paul roaming through an Arizona mall while it was being looted. "We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation".

In June, Paul was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, during a protest at a shopping centre following the death of George Floyd. Paul denied that he partook in looting or vandalism in a May 31 tweet.

A few weeks ago, Paul was also criticized by Mayor Alicia Weintraub for hosting a party with dozens of friends who were not wearing masks or social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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