Jake Paul won't face federal charges after the FBI raided his mansion. He was being investigated for filming looting at an Arizona mall in 2020.

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  • YouTuber Jake Paul will not face federal charges after the FBI raided his home.

  • Investigators had been probing Paul's potential involvement in looting at an Arizona mall in 2020.

  • Paul had been charged locally with misdemeanor criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly, but the charges were dropped.

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YouTuber Jake Paul will not be charged after he filmed alongside looters at an Arizona mall in 2020, federal prosecutors said.

"Based upon the investigation and evidence available at this time, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona is not pursuing federal charges against Jake Paul for his conduct related to the events of May 30, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona," the US Attorney's office told Insider.

The 24-year-old YouTube star was being investigated by the FBI over a 2020 incident at an Arizona mall.

Paul had filmed in Scottsdale, AZ - where demonstrators were protesting police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's murder - though Paul denied being a part of the looting and vandalism.

Paul was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly by the Scottsdale Police Department. These charges were later dropped as the FBI began a federal investigation, even raiding his Calabasas, California mansion in August 2020.

Insider previously reported that the raid was related to looting and vandalism charges and that law enforcement officers seized several guns from Paul's property. Paul has featured firearms on his YouTube channel in the past, although he has also publicly spoken out against gun violence.

Paul, who has shifted his focus more toward boxing in the last year, is known as one of the most controversial internet personalities. He's sparked backlash for doing everything from making viewers pay to access poorly designed educational programs that claim to teach people how to be influencers and saying the n-word to throwing a huge party during the pandemic and calling COVID-19 a "hoax."

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