Jake Paul isn’t in the clear just yet over his alleged involvement in a looting incident in Arizona.
The federal government recently chose not to pursue charges against Paul after he allegedly was involved in looting at a mall in Scottsdale, Arizona, during civil unrest in 2020. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
jake paul: i got tear gassed 🙁
also jake paul: pic.twitter.com/6aKZBW3RHH
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) May 31, 2020
However, the local authorities have filed two misdemeanor charges against the social media star after the feds dropped their investigation, according to TMZ.
The rising boxing sensation has been charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly, and faces a year behind bars if convicted, according to the same TMZ report.
YALL I WENT ON ONE OF JAKE PAILS FRIENDS STORY BC THEYRE DUMB ENOUGH TO EXPOSE THEMSELVES AND THERES A GUY HOLDING A GUN I DONT THINK HES ASSOCIATED WITH JAKE PAUL BUT BE CAREFUL ALSO LOOTER NOT ASSOCIATED WITH #BLMPHX … #Scottsdale #FashionSquare #BLM pic.twitter.com/Gp1oX8od0B
— 𓆉 (@thebiebzslays) May 31, 2020
As always, Paul has every right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. That’s our beautiful system in America.
Having said that, it would seem like the case hinges on what Paul was doing at the mall in Scottsdale. He’s on video there.
The question is whether or not there’s video of him breaking the law, which remains to be seen.
Jake Paul, one of the most infamous people on YouTube and a multimillionaire, appeared to be among those protesting in Scottsdale in Saturday night.
I’ve seen other tweets saying he also looted Fashion Square. pic.twitter.com/gA3D90x1Dc
— Jessica Suerth (@suerthjessica) May 31, 2020
The good news for Paul is that he has plenty of money and that means he can afford great lawyers. As a gambling man, I’d bet he skates right out of this legal situation.