August 6, 2020 | 8:52am
Jake Paul was already facing a $2 million tax lien when a cache of weapons was found in an FBI raid — as neighbors also complained of hearing regular explosions from the YouTuber’s mansion, according to reports.
“Big loud explosions at night … just mysterious things in the night,” one neighbor told CBSLA of life next to the 23-year-old provocateur’s Los Angles mansion in ritzy Calabasas.
Aerial footage on ABC7 showed several weapons — including some high-powered rifles — being taken away Wednesday during the raid by FBI agents in tactical gear, including a SWAT team.
Two other addresses — homes of Paul’s associates — were also raided, with no arrests made, officials said.
The raids were part of a probe into “allegations of criminal acts” at an Arizona mall during looting in May — which authorities branded a “riot” as they announced charges against Paul in June.
Scottsdale police announced Wednesday that the misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and unlawful assembly against the internet prankster had been dismissed during the federal probe. They stressed that prosecutors could refile the case if warranted, however.
Paul was not in California when his home was raided, his attorney, Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement.
“We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation,” he said.
Meanwhile, Paul — who has more than 20 million YouTube subscribers — also still faces a year-old tax lien for just over $2 million, according to The Sun, citing the Los Angeles County Recorder.
The raid comes after footage emerged of a raucous party hosted in his mansion last month that appeared to defy coronavirus restrictions in the Golden State.
With Post wires