Anti-Islam Filmmaker Has History of Fraud

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The man believed to be behind the anti-Islamic video that sparked numerous protests in the Arab world is now behind bars.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was arrested Thursday after authorities said he violated his probation from a previous check fraud conviction.

The judge in the case ordered Nakoula to remain in prison without bond until another judge can hold a hearing to determine if he broke the terms of his probation.

The judge called Nakoula out for his "lengthy pattern of deception."

"The court has a lack of trust in this defendant at this time," U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal said.

Court files show Nakoula changed his name to Mark Basseley Youssef in 2002 because Nakoula was a "girl's name." Three different names have been associated with him this month alone.

Nakoula's motive for producing the film "Innocence of Muslims" is still unclear, although many who acted in the film say they were duped about the movie's message.

The movie was made last year by a man who called himself Sam Bacile. After investigating, the Associated Press linked the film to Nakoula, and federal authorities later confirmed the connection.

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