FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at YouTube celebrity Jake Paul’s home
Aug 6, 2020, 7:09 AM
(CNN) — A law enforcement official confirms to CNN that FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at the Calabasas, California, home of YouTube celebrity Jake Paul Wednesday.
FBI Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller tells CNN the search is in connection with an ongoing investigation.
The affidavit in support of the warrant has been sealed by a judge and the FBI is prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation. Eimiller tells CNN no arrests are planned.
CNN has reached out to reps for Paul for comment.
Arizona charges dismissed
In June, Paul was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly after video showed him at a Scottsdale, Arizona, mall as it was being looted, police said. In a Twitter post, Paul denied that he and anyone else he was with was engaged in looting or vandalism.
On Wednesday, the Scottdale Police Department said it is dismissing the charges against Paul and friends 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,” Scottsdale PD said in a news release.
“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,” the release added.
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