One of the most popular American YouTuber, Jake Paul’s residence in Calabasas investigated by the FBI on Wednesday, sources said.
The FBI executed a federal search warrant at the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul.
According to the details, the agency executed federal search warrants in California and Las Vegas in connection with an investigation into “allegations of criminal acts” at an Arizona mall in May.
Public affairs officer with the FBI in Los Angeles, Rukelt Dalberis, disclosed that a federal search warrant was issued to carry out the raid in reference to a presently proceeding investigation.
Picture surfacing from the raid shows FBI officials carrying out several large firearms from Paul’s house.
Additional information about the case is thus far unknown as the warrant affidavit was sealed, concealing all details from the public about why Paul’s home was under investigation.
Jake Paul’s lawyer told that the YouTuber wasn’t present when the raid took place. He further explained: “We understand that a search warrant was executed at Jake’s Calabasas home this morning while Jake was out-of-state. We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation.”
The internet star had been drawing in flak for hosting parties in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 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.”
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.
However, it remained unclear whether the raid by FBI was in correlation to the previous mall incident or not.