Federal Officials Raided Homes Belonging To Sean “Diddy” Combs As Part Of A Trafficking Investigation

(NewsSpace.com) – Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs has been in the news a lot lately. Several women have come forward accusing the music mogul of sexual assault, and he settled with one of his ex-girlfriends, who claims he abused her for years. Now, Combs finds himself embroiled in an investigation that resulted in two of his homes being raided.

Federal agents bore down on two of Combs’ homes, one in Miami and one in Los Angeles, on Monday, March 25. According to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the raids were part of an “ongoing investigation,” and authorities were looking for flash drives or laptops that would connect Combs to the probe. Expert Hal Kempfer spoke with Fox 11 and said the investigation centers on allegations that the rapper was drugging young women and committing sexual offenses in several states. He noted that securing search warrants was a lengthy process, and federal authorities had to work with their state and local counterparts.

The Los Angeles home wasn’t registered to Combs directly but to his daughter and a subsidiary of his entertainment company, Bad Boys Films. At this time, HSI has not named Combs in connection with the investigation, which is being pursued by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. The probe has been ongoing for months, with investigators conducting interviews with several witnesses about potential sex trafficking crimes.

The rapper’s attorney, Aaron Dyer, released a statement on his behalf, saying the raids involved “a gross overuse of military-level force,” and there was no need for authorities to engage in an “excessive show of force and hostility” towards his employees and children. He further called it “a witch hunt based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits.”

Combs maintains his innocence and says the allegations against him are sickening. Several of his business partners have since distanced themselves.

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