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Alleged anti-Muslim film-maker arrested: Prosecutor

Published on Sep 28, 2012 7:00 AM
 
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (2nd right) is escorted out of his home by Los Angeles County Sheriff's officers in Cerritos, California in this file photo taken Sept 15, 2012. 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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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