In July, YouTuber Jake Paul received huge flak online, after throwing a day-long party at his Calabasas home in California amid COVID-19 pandemic. The 23-year-old has drawn the ire of Calabasas Mayor, David J, Shapiro. Paul who is known for causing controversies have landed upon one, again, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided his Calabasas mansion. FBI agents including a team of Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) served a search warrant at the home of the YouTube start on August 5, 2020. The officials have not reported the reason behind the raid but stated that it was in connection with an ongoing investigation. The search was done when reportedly Jake was not at home.
The YouTuber is currently facing charges of looting in Arizona and also the recently held party at his house, allegedly breaking public health orders amid the pandemic. Federal officers stated that the raid was part of an investigation linked to a riot at a shopping mall in Arizona, during a protest in June. Aerial footages and pictures from various news outlets showed what looked like firearms being removed from the home by investigators. The Washington Post reported that the weapons included a gun that was placed next to a hot tub in the garden were seized.
NEW: The FBI searches YouTuber Jake Paul's Calabasas, California home under a federal search warrant pic.twitter.com/nTSmZgX4N4
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 5, 2020
The search warrants and affidavit filed in the case have been sealed and FBI declined to provide any details related to the nature of the investigation. “The FBI is executing a federal search warrant at a residence in Calabasas in connection with an ongoing investigation,” an FBI representative was quoted saying in media reports. “The affidavit in support of the search warrant has been sealed by a judge and I am, therefore, prohibited from commenting as to the nature of the investigation. No arrests are planned,” added the official.
Weapons Seized at Jake Paul's Home
What appeared to be multiple firearms were found scattered throughout the property, including what looked like a long gun propped up against a hot tub in the backyard. https://t.co/oOkiwY7kSz pic.twitter.com/ZeCXhPI5Aa
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) August 5, 2020
Jake Paul is infamous for often landing in hot water of controversies. In June, 2020, the 23-year-old YouTuber was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, during a protest at a shopping centre following the death of George Floyd. He was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly, but he told the media that he was there only to meet protestors.
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