Hearing set for man behind anti-Muslim film

Hearing set for man behind anti-Muslim film

October 6th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

In this Sept. 15, 2012 file image from video provided by CBS2-KCAL9, Mark Basseley Yousef, the man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that has inflamed parts of the Middle East, is escorted by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from his home in Cerritos, Calif. Youseff also goes by the name of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in Los Angeles will decide next week whether the man behind an anti-Islamic film that sparked violence in the Middle East should be sent back to prison for violating his probation.

Mark Basseley Youseff is expected in a courtroom on Wednesday. He was convicted in 2010 of bank fraud.

Prosecutors say Youseff had eight violations, including lying to his probation officers and using aliases. Youseff also goes by the name of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

The 55-year-old was remanded into custody without bond after he was determined to be a flight risk.

Federal authorities say he was behind the film "Innocence of Muslims," which has led to violence in the Middle East and the deaths of dozens, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.