- Jake Paul Californian mansion was raided on Wednesday, in relation to his participation to a riot that took place at an Arizona mall in May.
- The police officials seized what appeared to be several fire arms from Paul’s mansion.
- A similar raid was carried out in Las Vegas, Nevada concerning this incident.
On Wednesday morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the California mansion of YouTube star Jake Paul in relations to a riot that took place at an Arizona mall in May, ABC7 Eyewitness News reported.
The law enforcement officers seized what appeared to be several large firearms from his mansion. This came after the Scottsdale police dropped charges against the YouTuber in relations to a riot that resulted into break-ins and looting at the Fashion Square Mall in May.
“The FBI is investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020,” the bureau said in a statement.
A second raid was carried out in Las Vegas, Nevada in relation to this investigation. TMZ reports that the house is said to be owned by Arman Izadi, who is a friend of Paul. Izadi is also believed to be connected with the riot.
However, no immediate arrests were planned and no further details were disclosed by the bureau.
The bureau cannot comment on any evidence concerned with the investigation as the warrant affidavit was sealed, stated Rukelt Dalberis, an FBI Public Affairs officer.
It is still not clear what types of firearms were seized from Paul’s mansion but the YouTuber does have a history of using live firearms, pellet guns and paintball guns.
Jake Paul, 23, had also earlier faced charges of misdemeanor for his role in the looting of the Scottsdale Fashion Mall on May 30. The looting evolved from a protest in response to the killing of George Floyd.
On May 30, 500 people took part in a peaceful protest against police brutality but that soon turned to looting merchandise, smashed windows and graffiti sprayed walls.
Scottsdale police reported that Jake Paul was among those who took in forcibly entering the mall which had closed earlier due to the protest.
But the misdemeanour charges are being dropped. The police department said that the charges are being dropped so that “a federal criminal investigation can be completed.” The department further stated that it is working together with the FBI to ensure that justice is served.
“We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation” Paul’s attorney, Richard Schonfeld, told to TMZ. Schonfeld said that Paul was not home at the time of the raid.
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