Alleged anti-Muslim film-maker arrested: Prosecutor
Published on Sep 28, 2012 7:00 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A United States (US) judge ordered the alleged film-maker behind a video that sparked protests across Muslim countries detained without bond on Thursday, saying there was a risk he would try to flee.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the alleged director and producer of Innocence Of Muslims, appeared in court after being arrested for breaching the terms of his probation for a 2010 banking fraud conviction.
Prosecutor Robert Dugdale said the 55-year-old had allegedly made eight breaches, including making false statements to probation officers and using at least three different names.
Judge Suzanne Segal ruled that Nakoula, who has been hiding since protests erupted over his film, be detained without bond, saying he was a flight risk and a danger to the community.
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