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Producer of inflammatory anti-Islam film arrested, ordered held without bail

Los Angeles -- Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man allegedly behind the inflammatory film "Innocence of Muslims," was ordered held without bail Thursday after being arrested in California and accused of violating his probation.

Handcuffed and chained at the waist, Nakoula appeared in a federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday for a preliminary bail hearing.

Alleging he'd violated eight requirements of his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction, prosecutors argued Nakoula was a flight risk after showing a pattern of deception to the court and his probation officer. They contended, too, that he had also misled the actors of the film that upset the Muslim world, and documents indicate he used several aliases in the process of making it -- all in violation of his probation.

Prosecutors asked that Nakoula be sentenced to 24 months in prison for the probation violations. His attorney, meanwhile, countered that the judge should set bail at $10,000.

Judge Suzanne Segal then ordered that Nakoula be detained, saying she felt he posed a flight risk and cited numerous instances in which he misrepresented his name.

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