The FBI has raided the LA mansion of YouTube star Jake Paul – seizing multiple f!rearms.
The search is said to be connected to a riot at an Arizona shopping mall, with the FBI telling ABC7: “The FBI is investigating so-called of cr!minal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020.”
According to reports, another search wa*rant was also executed in Las Vegas but no arr*sts were planned. According to his lawyer, the 23-year-old was not at home at the time of the raid however a number of g-ns were carried out of the property.
Back in June, cr!minal trespass and unlawful assembly charges were filed aga!nst the YouTube star following a riot outside a mall in Phoenix, Arizona, but Paul said he was trying to find people protesting against the death of George Floyd.
Scottsdale Police, who were investigating the matter, dismissed the charged saying: “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 cr!minal investigation can be completed.”
The raid comes weeks after Paul threw a party at the mansion, ignoring social distancing guidance in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Dozens of people could be seen drinking, with some playing beer pong, dancing, watching TV together, and even messing around on a JCB in his yard.
But the lack of social distancing has caused the authorities to express their concern. With coronavirus cases still high at the time, Calabasas mayor Alicia Weintraub said she was considering ‘all options’ for pun!shing the YouTuber.
Speaking to ABC News, Mayor Weintraub said: “I was very upset that somebody would hold such an outr-ageous gathering in our community. “We’re trying to do everything we can to get our numbers down and keep our community safe, and something like this just does the opposite.”
As reported by Fox11, she said: “They’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning.”It’s really just a party acting like Covid does not exist, it’s acting that businesses aren’t closed.”
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