‘Innocence of Muslims’ Producer Jailed

    CORRECTS NATIONALITY OF FILMMAKER - An Egyptian soldier stands guard in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. A man identifying himself as Sam Bacile, a 56-year-old California real estate developer, said he wrote, produced and directed the movie. He told the AP he was an Israeli Jew and an American citizen. But Israeli officials said they had not heard of Bacile and there was no record of him being a citizen.  Arabic on the wall reads, "anyone but God's prophet." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer behind the incendiary film Innocence of Muslims, has been jailed by a federal judge for violating the terms of his probation. Nakoula appeared at the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles late Thursday afternoon. Judge Suzanne H. Segal cited a “lengthy pattern of deception” and lying to probation officers as violations. “The court has a lack of trust in the defendant at this time,” Segal said, adding Nakoula posed “some danger to the community.” The controversial producer has a criminal record that includes a narcotics conviction but officials say he violated his probation from a 2010 check fraud conviction. In another odd twist, Nakoula also told the judge that as of 2002, his real name is Mark Basseley Youseff.

    For violating terms of his probation.

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