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YouTuber Jake Paul’s LA home raided by FBI after backlash over wild house parties during pandemic

YOUTUBER Jake Paul's Los Angeles home has been raided by FBI, The Sun Online can confirm.

The social media influencer's Calabasas mansion is being searched by law enforcement after a "search warrant was issued to do so."

Jake is known as an online comedy performer and his controversial antics - however this isn't a case of one of his pranks going wrong.

PIO for the Los Angeles FBI told The Sun Online: "FBI is executing a federal search warrant in connection with an ongoing investigation.

"The warrant affidavit is under seal."

In photos obtained by TMZ, the 23-year-old's home can be seen surrounded by authorities, although it's unclear whether he was at home at the time.

An insider close to Paul didn't disclose why the authorities are there or what they're looking for - but told the publication "agents are on the ground, taking a look around."

The early morning raid comes after Jake was criticised for throwing a massive house party amid California's coronavirus spike in July.

Footage showed dozens of youngsters crowded into the comedy star's LA mansion last month, none of them wearing masks or practising social distancing.

In 2018, he and British personality Deji also fought the undercard at an amateur boxing bout between their older brothers, fellow YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI.

Cases of the coronavirus continue to rise across California, with Los Angeles as the epicentre of the state's outbreak.

Yesterday saw the total number of people diagnosed in the state so far surge past 345,000, prompting a renewed shutdown of bars, restaurants, and gyms.

Almost 3,900 people have died in LA alone since the start of the pandemic.

In footage circulating online, crowds of people can be seen in the living room, kitchen, and garden of Paul's Calabasas home.

Dozens can also be seen crowded at close quarters around a television to watch a UFC match.

In footage shot from a property nearby, a neighbour can be heard saying: "All of them are over there hanging out. No masks, no nothing."

Previous complaints of noise and parties from Paul's neighbours, and the negative publicity generated, saw him fired as an actor on Disney series Bizaardvark.

His other antics include a skit in which he pretended to have been seriously injured while filming a segment to prank boxer friend Ryan Garcia.

In June, he was also charged by police in Scottsdale after allegedly taking part in rioting and looting in the city.

After footage of Saturday's party emerged online, Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub said that she and everyone who had seen it had been left "outraged", Fox 11 reported.

“They’re having this large party, 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,” she said.

She added that she was working with the local sheriff's officer to ensure that in the future there would be a zero-tolerance policy towards house parties and other violations of health orders.

“No gatherings will be tolerated like this. Something like this will not happen again," she said.

YouTuber Jake Paul slammed for throwing massive house party amid coronavirus spike

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