FBI raids YouTube star Jake Paul's home in Calabasas
CALABASAS, Calif. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at a home in Calabasas that is reportedly owned by YouTube star Jake Paul.
Agents with the FBI along with their swat team arrived at Paul’s gated community bright and early today. The swat team first secured the house and property before agents went in.
It was unclear what agents were searching for.
An FBI spokesperson told FOX 11 that the federal search warrant is connected with an ongoing investigation.
"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," said FBI Media Relations spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
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Eimiller added that no arrests are planned.
Sources told FOX 11's Gigi Graciette that Paul was not there when the raid took place, but others were at the home at the time.
The 23-year-old social media star has drawn a lot of attention for his outrageous stunts that make up his YouTube videos, some of which have resulted in criminal charges.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Jake Paul is seen on October 11, 2019 at Los Angeles. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
Just last month, Paul was under scrutiny from Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub after he threw a massive party at his mansion amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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"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,” Weintraub said. “It’s really just a party acting like COVID does not exist, it’s acting that businesses aren’t closed.”
Back in June, Paul made headlines after being charged with trespassing and unlawful assembly during a protest in Scottsdale, Arizona where looters broke into a mall.
Paul has denied the misdemeanor charges and said he was only there filming the protest.
The charges were dropped Wednesday against Paul, as well as his associates, Arman Izadi and Andrew Leon.
"The Scottsdale Police Department and Scottsdale City Attorney’s Office are coordinating with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona and the FBI to ensure that justice is served regarding criminal acts at Scottsdale Fashion Square on May 30, 2020," The Scottsdale Police Department wrote in a statement. "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. Scottsdale retains the option to refile charges depending on the outcome of the federal investigation."
It was unclear if anything was discovered during the raid.
FOX 11's Gigi Graciette contributed to this report.