Democracy Now: California Man Behind Anti-Islam Film Arrested for Probation Violation


The California man reportedly behind an anti-Islam video that sparked global protests has been arrested and accused of violating the terms of his probation from a prior conviction for financial crimes. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was ordered held without bail Thursday after a federal judge deemed him a flight risk. Court documents show Nakoula has used at least 17 aliases. Following a 2010 check fraud conviction, Nakoula was forbidden under the terms of his probation from using computers or the Internet without permission from his probation officer. Meanwhile an actress who said she was deceived about the nature of the film and did not realize it was anti-Islam is suing Nakoula in federal court.

~ by wheresthemic on September 28, 2012.

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