THE FBI agents who raided Jake Paul’s Calabasas mansion were reportedly looking for footage linked to the YouTube star’s Arizona mall looting incident in May.
Law enforcement stormed the 23-year-old internet sensation’s $6.9 million Los Angeles estate on Wednesday and were seen leaving with several firearms.
FBI agents were reportedly looking for video footage during the YouTuber’s Saturday home raid[/caption]
Law enforcement seized several guns from the Calabasas estate [/caption]
Jake’s 15,000 square-foot suburban LA property is valued at nearly $7million [/caption]
During the Black Lives Matter protests in May, Jake was seen in clips posted online allegedly looting with graffiti artist Arman Izadi.
According to the DailyMail, the FBI were looking for video evidence of the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall in Arizona.
A source close to Arman told the outlet federal agents “took computers and hard drives from the Vegas home and were looking for unreleased footage” of the duo at the luxury shopping center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The artist’s Las Vegas home was also searched in a coordinated raid which involved dozens of SWAT team members at the YouTuber’s home.
Cops raided the internet sensation’s home on Wednesday [/caption]
It’s unclear if Jake was home at the time cops stormed his property [/caption]
“It seems they wanted to get their hands on technology to review any footage that may not have been released.
“That is what seems to be out of control. Why is it so aggressive for just that,” the source revealed to the publication.
The insider added: ”It was a shock to everyone… You just don’t see that every day, these huge SWAT teams.
“Everybody there was detained while they secured the property.
“They asked [Izadi] a lot of questions. They were asking him things pertaining to why they were in Arizona.
Jake has also received backlash for throwing large parties at his home during the pandemic [/caption]
“We don’t fully understand how misdemeanor trespassing charges turned into a federal investigation.”
Jake – who has more than 20million YouTube subscribers – broke his silence following the raid on Saturday, posting a wide-eyed selfie on his Instagram Stories alongside the caption: “Me logging onto social media this week.”
On Wednesday, a public information officer confirmed to The Sun that the Los Angeles FBI is “executing a federal search warrant in connection with an ongoing investigation” regarding Paul’s protesting arrest in Scottsdale, Arizona, in May.
One year before the raid, Paul, 23, was hit with a federal tax lien in the amount of $2,055,714, The Sun revealed recently.
Jake is the younger brother of fellow controversial internet star Logan Paul[/caption]
A clerk for the Los Angeles County Recorder confirmed to The Sun that the July 2019 lien remains unpaid.
Jake also recently came under fire for throwing a massive house party despite coronavirus cases spiking in California.
Videos showed dozens of guests crowded inside the mansion with no masks or social distancing measures.
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In video taken from a home nearby, a neighbor can be heard saying: “All of them are over there hanging out. No masks, no nothing.”
Jake has been hit with noise complaints from neighbors in the past, as he was accused of hosting massive crowds of screaming fans and even setting furniture on fire in his swimming pool.
The complaints resulted in his firing from Disney series Bizaardvark.
Jake’s’s 15,000-square-foot property boasts eight bedrooms and sits on 3.5 acres of land in the family-oriented LA suburb that’s famously home to the Kardashians.