FBI agents, including a Swat team, served a search warrant on Wednesday at a California mansion owned by YouTube star Jake Paul.
The FBI executed the search warrant early in the morning at the Calabasas home as part of an ongoing investigation, Laura Eimiller, an FBI spokeswoman, said in a statement.
A judge sealed the search warrant and Eimiller said she could not disclose the nature of the investigation or the person to whom it was served.
The city of Calabasas said on its social media pages that Paul’s home was raided by the FBI, which was using the town hall parking lot as a staging area.
A local TV helicopter video showed officers gathering multiple guns from the sprawling property with a boxing ring and backyard hot tub that appears in many of Paul’s recent YouTube videos.
A Swat team initially entered the property, Eimiller said. No arrests were made.
Emails left with Paul’s representatives were not immediately returned.
Paul, 23, has more than 20 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, which features stunts, pranks, personal life stories and most recently music videos. His older brother, Logan Paul, has a similar YouTube channel with even more followers.
Neighbors have complained to the media for several years about the stunts Jake Paul performed on the property for his YouTube channel.
Paul came under heavy criticism last month after a video was released showing that a party hosted his mansion amid the coronavirus pandemic. Images showed dozens of people at the one-day party, where guests weren’t wearing masks or following social distancing guidelines when stepping out of construction machinery, according to Insider.
Guests posted videos on Instagram and angry neighbors shared videos on social media.
NEW: The mayor of Calabasas and his neighbors tell me they are outraged after saying YouTube celebrity @jakepaul threw a big party at his mansion on Saturday. They call it irresponsible, selfish and say it is businesses and workers who are paying the price with lockdowns. 10 p.m. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/COiVleuDH2
– Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) 15 juillet 2020
“It’s just a big disregard for anything everyone else is trying to do to get things going,” Alicia Weintraub, the mayor of Calabasas, told Fox 11. “It’s really just a party acting like Covid does not exist; it is acting that businesses are not closed.
In response, Paul told Insider that he spoke with Weintraub and that “everything is cool,” although he noted that he was “not the type of person who is going to sit down and not live. my life”.
With coronavirus cases and deaths on the rise, California Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly berated residents for staging rallies without adhering to social distancing guidelines. Multiple epidemics have been linked to fraternity parties on college campuses.
In June, Paul was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly by police in Scottsdale, Arizona, when he appeared on video inside a shopping mall that large crowds of people had entered. break-in, looting shops.
Paul said in a subsequent YouTube video that he was only looking for people protesting the death of George Floyd and that he was not involved in any of the destruction.