Innocence of Muslims filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula arrested on probation violation
“Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the filmmaker behind the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” movie that has sparked days of rioting across the Muslim world, has been arrested on suspicion of violating terms of his probation, federal authorities said.
He is expected to appear in federal court Thursday afternoon.
Nakoula was convicted on bank fraud charges in 2010 and warned against misbehaving on the Internet.
He was ordered not to own or use devices with access to the Web without approval from his probation officer -– and any approved computers were to be used for work only. “Defendant shall not access a computer for any other purpose,” according to the terms of his probation.
There were also restrictions placed on him in enlisting others to get on the Internet for him. Some speculated that Nakoula may have violated those terms after the film trailer was loaded onto YouTube, although it is unclear what exactly prompted the recent arrest.”
via the latimes.com.