FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday. The FBI searched the California home of the controversial YouTube star in connection to an incident at an Arizona shopping mall.
In June, the YouTuber and two other people were charged with misdemeanours by authorities in Scottsdale, Arizona after a disturbance that included looting at a mall in the area. Jake Paul claimed he was not involved and was there to observe what was happening.
The bureau in a statement said, “The FBI is investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020,” An additional search warrant was also issued in Las Vegas, but no arrests were executed.
Jake Paul was not present when his home was searched, according to Laura Eimiller, an FBI spokeswoman in Los Angeles.
YouTuber’s lawyer, Richard Schonfeld, acknowledged that his client’s home was searched and promised cooperation with the investigation.
The police said in a statement via ABC 7, “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 criminal investigation can be completed.” which referenced Paul Jake and the two others who were charged.