FBI Makes Copperfield's $2M Disappear

Feds raid trick warehouse in alleged sex abuse investigation
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2007 9:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – The FBI raided a Las Vegas warehouse owned by magician David Copperfield this week, seizing a hard drive, a camera system, and nearly $2 million in cash, a local TV station reports. The feds won't reveal what Copperfield is being investigated for, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal says he stands accused of sexual abuse.

Citing sources within the investigation, the paper says the alleged incident took place abroad but fell under FBI jurisdiction because Copperfield's accuser is American. Copperfield's lawyer's told the AP that "possible sexual abuse claims against the illusionist were false." Copperfield just finished his latest gig in Vegas, and his next show is set for Indonesia.