Skip to comments.Anti-Islam Filmmaker Nakoula B. Nakoula Arrested, U.S. Attorney Says
Posted on 09/27/2012 4:47:21 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Anti-Islam Filmmaker Nakoula B. Nakoula Arrested, U.S. Attorney Says By EVAN PEREZ
Federal authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday arrested a man they believe was behind a video clip insulting to Muslims, alleging he violated terms of his probation on an earlier federal charge.
The alleged filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in a Los Angeles federal courtroom.
The United States Probation Office filed a request to revoke Mr. Nakoula's supervised release, alleging he violated terms he agreed to following his bank fraud conviction in 2010, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles said. Under his probation agreement, Mr. Nakoula was prohibited from using computers and the Internet without supervision.
His attorney, Steven Seiden, wasn't available to comment Thursday afternoon, since he was at the arraignment.
Law-enforcement officials believe Mr. Nakoula is the same man who identified himself as Sam Bacile, and who claimed in news interviews, including with The Wall Street Journal, that he directed a film called "Innocence of Muslims." A clip posted to Google Inc.'s YouTube by someone calling himself Sam Bacile in July, which purported to be a trailer for a film about the Prophet Muhammad, has sparked deadly protests in the Middle East.
According to court documents from the fraud case, law enforcement officials alleged Mr. Nakoula used credit cards in the names of other people, and opened a bank account using yet another name. He then deposited fraudulent checks into the account and withdrew money from the account, federal authorities alleged in the documents.
Mr. Nakoula was initially charged with three counts of fraud. He agreed to plead guilty to one bank-fraud charge, according to court records and prosecutors.
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How long before this guy is extradited to Egypt?
Was it ever verified that he even posted it?
Something doesn’t smell right.
This guy will be dead inside of 30 days.
I get the strange sensation that Obama is behind this film (smells like Fast and Furious).
This is all Obama’s doing..you speak out against Islam, you end up in jail..this guy won’t live more than a week in the pokey, our future if Obama is re-elected, you speak out against the anointed one, THIS is what happens to you
“There are no illegal humans-except those who blaspheme Islam” Hussein and the left
"...???....Nakoula B. Nakoula...sounds like an old villain on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show"
They have to prove he posted it. So he made a film trailer? But...did he actually post it or was it someone else who had access to the trailer?
Second...I just don't trust 0bama’s regime. ESPECIALLY since they used this film to cover-up a terrorist attack.
The filmmaker, on the other hand, is a dirtbag, who went to jail for a batch of crimes and is still on probation, which includes a court order to repay $700,000 to the victims of his frauds. If he raised money using an alias, and used that money to make the film instead of making his restitution payments, he is in violation of a whole batch of probation orders and is going to be in a world of legal trouble.
Well...I’ll reserve opinion on this one for the moment. This guy is one shady operator, with a criminal record. If he violated terms of his parole, then the Feds were right to take him in.
At the same time, one has to think it’s - at the very least - possible that his violation bust was given higher priority because he makes a convenient scapegoat for the administration’s woes in the Middle East.
We’ll see how it goes.
According to other reporting, the guy was tied to a financier of Islamic terrorism then when arrested became cooperative with federal officials to entrap his benefactors.
If all of that is true, then he may be a fed plant acting in concert with Islamists, and the controversy surrounding the “Innocence of Muslims” film is one big set-up against the 1st Amendment (the same way the “Fast and Furios” scheme was a means to manufacture a crisis to take out the 2nd Amendment).
I did not know that. Wow. If that’s the case...*man*...
Politically motivated application of the law.
You and I are next.
Islam is a totalitarian death cult.
Mohammed was a child rapist.
The Feds are setting him up for a jailhouse rocking.
...but nothing happens to Sebelius. hmmmmm....