storage warehouse raided by FBI, cash and items seized
A storage warehouse belonging
to the famous magician David Copperfield has been raided by the
to the latest reports, a Las Vegas storage warehouse owned by
magician David Copperfield was raided by federal agents on
Wednesday. Over $2 million in cash, a computer and a digital
camera memory card were seized by the authorities in the course
of the raid. According to as Vegas media, the investigation is
related to a case, which originates in Washington, but further
information was not released by the FBI as the case is still in
the works. The local FBI office told reporters that federal
agents also went to MGM-Grand Hotel and Casino, where David
Copperfield performs. David Chesnoff, lawyer representing David
Copperfield, issued a brief statement: "We understand there
is an investigation, we are in touch with the investigators, and
are respecting the confidentiality of the investigation."
Update: A number
of news agencies now report that David Copperfield is being
accused of rape by an unnamed Seattle woman. There is still no
explanation to why money has been seized from his warehouse.
David Copperfield is the youngest person
ever admitted to the Society of American Magicians and is best
known for his combination of illusions and storytelling.
Copperfield has been nominated 35 times for the Emmy award and
won 21 of them and has a French knighthood. David Copperfield,
who has appeared on the cover of Forbes and Esquire also owns a
four tiny islands in the Bahamas called Musha Cay. According to
Forbes, in 2005 alone the illusionist made $57 million.