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The FBI didn't raid YouTube star Jake Paul's Calabasas mansion for assault rifles displayed in one of his videos. The firearms seized during the FBI raid are now in the hands of the L.A. County Sheriff, TMZ reports.

According to London's Dailymail.com, Paul purchased the sprawling 15,000 sq. ft. mansion for $6.9 million when he was 20 in 2017.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the feds seized a collection of assault rifles during a raid of the star's home on Wednesday.

ABC 7 News aired drone footage of law enforcement officers walking out of the home carrying long guns and assault rifles.

Reports initially stated the feds raided the home with a search warrant to seize the firearms Paul displayed in a YouTube video.

The assault rifles were perched on a wall of Paul's bedroom during a YouTube prank.

According to TMZ, the raids were connected to looting at a Scottsdale, Arizona mall, where Jake and a friend were live-streaming during Black Lives Matter riots in June.

The FBI was searching for merchandise stolen during looting at the mall. Authorities did not disclose what they found inside the residence. Paul was not taken into custody.

The 23-year-old Capricorn has over 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He earns around $10 million a year from YouTube videos and a clothing line.
 

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Rumors spread like wildfire last night that American media magnate Oprah Winfrey was arrested for her role in a sex trafficking ring that operated out of a South Florida mansion.

Late Tuesday night, Oprah's name began trending on Twitter.com. A conspiracy theory that sprouted on Facebook last week claimed federal agents raided Oprah's South Florida home, and that she had been arrested for sex trafficking.

The conspiracy theorists, devotees of QAnon, say an anonymous government official named 'Q' secretly unsealed documents and is sharing messages and symbols that serve as evidence of a hidden plot to overthrow President Trump, according to The Washington Post.

The QAnon devotees - all overzealous Trump supporters - believe that many elite politicians, millionaires, a few billionaires, and celebrities belong to an international cabal of pedophiles and will soon be arrested.

The rumormongers swear that Oprah had been named as one of the bigwigs in documents that were unsealed in the Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein sex abuse cases.

But Oprah, 66, denied everything after the rumors began trending last night.

"Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It's NOT TRUE. Haven't been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody. [prayer emoji]
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020."

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In a viral Facebook post, the author claimed the coronavirus "is the biggest covert U.S. intelligence operation that the world has ever seen."

The author predicted that the disease would provide cover for the arrests of prominent individuals including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Oprah Winfrey, and actor Tom Hanks, who was recently released from a hospital along with his wife, Rita Wilson, after they both tested positive for the virus in Australia.

The QAnon conspiracy theories gained momentum after U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted user photos of yellow police tape surrounding Oprah's Mediterranean villa in Boca Raton, Florida on Sunday.

The images claimed feds were "excavating the property and digging up tunnels" that were supposedly used as an underground railroad for sex traffickers to ferry children to the mansions of millionaires in the wealthy enclave of Boca.

Oprah owns many fabulous properties around the world, but none of them are in Florida, according to The Post.

Director Ava DuVernay rushed to Oprah's defense on Twitter.

"Trolls + bots began this disgusting rumor. Mean-spirited minds kept it going. #Oprah has worked for decades on behalf of others. Given hundreds of millions to individuals + causes in need. Shared her own abuse as a child to help folks heal. Shame on all who participated in this."

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Rapper Ralo has been released from jail, one day after a massive early morning raid on his Southwest Atlanta apartment complex on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Atlanta native, pictured left with rap boss Gucci Mane, was arrested Sunday at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, where police found large quantities of marijuana.

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A massive early morning raid on a Southwest Atlanta apartment complex on Wednesday is connected to the arrest of up-and-coming rapper Ralo, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Agents from the ATF, FBI and Department of Homeland Security executed no-knock warrants on Ralo's heavily fortified apartment complex along Lucile Avenue.

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Federal investigators raided the Manhattan offices of male escort service Rentboy.com.

Seven people were arrested during the raid, including CEO Jeffrey Hurant.

The official reason for the bust is the company was promoting male prostitution.

Why, then, was President Obama following Rentboy.com on Twitter?

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