A federal judge ordered Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the controversial anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims, detained for eight alleged violations of the terms of his probation from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. Nakoula, who has been in hiding with his family, was arrested Thursday. Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal cited a "lengthy pattern of deception" and Nakoula's posing "some danger to the community" as reasons to keep him behind bars. Prosecutors say the violations include lying to authorities about his role in making the film, as well as obtaining false passports and drivers' licenses during production. Nakoula faces up to three years if found guilty of all the parole violations.
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