Hearing Set For Alleged Filmmaker Of Anti-Islamic Movie
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man behind an anti-Islamic film that sparked violence in the Middle East is expected in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to determine whether he should be sent back to prison for violating his probation.
A federal judge will decide whether to revoke probation for Mark Basseley Youseff, who was convicted in 2010 of bank fraud.
Prosecutors say Youseff had eight violations, including lying to his probation officers and using aliases. The 55-year-old was remanded into custody without bond after he was determined to be a flight risk.
Federal authorities say Youseff, who also went by the name of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was behind the film “Innocence of Muslims.” The movie led to violence in the Middle East, killing dozens including Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
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