Jake Paul Hit With Criminal Charges Over Arizona Mall Looting

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Back in 2020, Jake Paul was seen vlogging in the mall during a looting.

In just a couple of weeks from now, Jake Paul will be fighting against Tyron Woodley in a boxing match that could very well decide the course of his boxing career. Fans are excited about the matchup and while there are some out there who want to see his demise, there are various others who want to see him prove the world wrong.

While this is supposed to be an exciting time for Jake, it is now coming with some turmoil as it was reported by TMZ that Paul is now facing criminal charges in Arizona on a count of criminal trespass and unlawful assembly.

Jake Paul Hit With Criminal Charges Over Arizona Mall Looting
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If you remember, during the George Floyd protests in the summer of 2020, Jake was seen vlogging at a mall in Arizona during a riot. The entire place was being looted, and as a result, an investigation was launched into Paul's alleged involvement. At first, the city of Arizona filed the charges against Paul but decided to withdraw as the feds got involved. The feds are no longer pursuing legal action against Paul, which means the city can reapply the charges, and that is exactly what they have done.

These are all misdemeanor charges and if convicted, he could end up going to jail for a year. As for his next court date, Paul will get to go on Labor Day, which is conveniently just a few days after his fight against Woodley.

Stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest updates on this situation.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.