Filmmaker arrested, denied bail, poses “danger to society” [Darleen Click]
All done in a “hearing” closed to the public and media
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the creator of an anti-Islam film that has sparked riots around the world, was arrested on a parole violation Thursday.
Nakoula, also known as “Sam Bacile,” has been in hiding since the film’s release more than two weeks ago. The 55-year-old has been on probation for a 2010 federal check fraud conviction and served a 21-month prison sentence.
Under terms of his probation, he was not to use computers or the Internet for five years without approval from his probation officer.
Nakoula was taken into custody Thursday by U.S. Marshals, according to Justice Department officials.
A U.S. District Court hearing was scheduled for Nakoula on Thursday afternoon. It was closed to media and the public.