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Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2012

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of Muhammad video, denied bail

A California man linked to an anti-Islam video blamed for violent protests across the Muslim world was ordered held without bond on Thursday over accusations he violated his probation linked to a prior conviction for bank fraud.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been under investigation by probation officials looking into whether he violated the terms of his 2011 release from prison while making the controversial film.

Nakoula was convicted in 2010 for federal check and sentenced to 21 months in prison.  

As a condition of his release, he was barred from accessing the Internet or using aliases without the permission of a probation officer, court records show.

In ordering him held, a federal judge in Los Angeles cited a pattern of deception and said he was a possible flight risk.

Nakoula, allegedly a Coptic Christian originally from Egypt, went into hiding after he was identified as the man behind the trailer.

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