YouTuber Logan Paul has shared an update on how his brother Jake Paul, 23, is doing after FBI raided his home last week, in connection with a Black Lives Matter shopping centre looting incident back in May. Cops also seized a number of rifles in the raid.
In an episode of Logan’s podcast Impaulsive via Just Jared, the 25-year-old said he’d since talked to his younger brother. “I’ll tell you what I know. I know what you know. I don’t know shit. I know my brother’s okay, physically he’s fine, but I don’t know. I’m out of the loop on this one guys,” Logan said.
“Yeah, I checked in on him, he’s fine, physically. It’s a bit of a headache, we’re figuring it out. This story will unfold, but I want you guys to know that we’re here to support Jake Paul, and hopefully, this comes out in a healthy, amicable way for all parties. It’s mainly my brother.”
The raid took place last Wednesday morning local time with TMZ reporting it looked like a “mini military parade”, involving “armoured trucks”. “By our count, there seems to have been at least 20 people or so on the ground executing the search warrant – which makes ya wonder what the hell Jake might be mixed up in, if anything at all,” the publication had reported.
Jake’s attorney said he wasn’t home at the time of the raid.
An FBI spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News the search was connected with Jake's arrest at a shopping centre in Scottsdale, Arizona, during a George Floyd protest back in May.
"The FBI is investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020," the spokesperson said in a statement. "This morning the FBI executed federal search warrants in California and Las Vegas, Nevada in connection with this investigation."
This is one of many times Jake has landed on the wrong side of the law. In July, he was slammed by the mayor of Calabasas for holding a massive party amid the coronavirus pandemic. Neighbours said none of his guests observed social distancing, nor were they wearing masks.
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