The YouTuber-turned-pro-boxer could be having a tough time ahead of him. It turns out The City Attorney’s Office in Scottsdale, Arizona, has refiled two criminal misdemeanor charges against him after federal prosecutors decided against pursuing a case related to his presence at a mall while it was being looted in May 2020.
Jake Paul could face serious consequences
TMZ Sports recently reported that Paul could face a maximum sentence of one year in jail if found guilty on counts of criminal trespass and unlawful assembly. It is understood that the Federal prosecutors have launched an extensive investigation into Paul following the incident, which included FBI raids of his homes in Las Vegas and Calabasas, California, but they decided against federal charges based on a lack of evidence, per TMZ.
The City of Scottsdale have also retained the option to refile its original charges following the decision of the Federal and opted to do so. Paul’s next court date will be after Labor Day (Sept. 6), as per the report.
Paul had said the following as part of a statement posted on Twitter last May:
“To be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism,”
Paul is set to face the former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in his native Cleveland