FBI agents seized nearly $2 million in cash from a Las Vegas warehouse owned by illusionist David Copperfield.

Local media reports said agents also took a computer hard drive and a memory chip from a digital camera system during the October 17 operation. The reports said the raid stemmed from an investigation in Seattle.

In a statement cited by Las Vegas broadcasters, Copperfield's attorney David Chesnoff said "We understand there is an investigation, are in touch with the investigators, and are respecting the confidentiality of the investigation."

Local CBS affiliate KLAS-TV quoted a source as saying agents took the cash, which was stashed in a safe.

Born David Kotkin, the 51-year-old Copperfield is famed for such stunts as making the Statue of Liberty disappear and walking through the Great Wall of China. He regularly performs at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.