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Source: THE SMOKING GUN
September 28, 2012
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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was born in Egypt, immigrated to the United States, & became an American citizen.
His Cerritos, CA. residence is linked to his 21 year old son who paid the actors.
Prior to his bank fraud conviction, Nakoula struggled with a $106,000 lien filed against him in 1997 & a $191,000 tax lien in 2006.
He was arrested in 1997 after being pulled over in possession of ephedrine, hydroiodic acid, and $45,000 in cash.
He was charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty & was sentenced in 1997 to one year in Los Angeles County Jail & three years probation.
He declared bankruptcy in 2000.
According to the LA County DA, he violated probation in 2002, & was re-sentenced to another year in county jail.
In 2010, Nakoula pleaded no contest to federal charges of bank fraud in California & was ordered to pay $794,701 in restitution.
He opened bank accounts using stolen identities and Social Security numbers, including one belonging to a 6-year-old child, & deposited checks from those accounts to withdraw at ATMs.
He was also sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
He was released from prison in June 2011 &>>>>> was ordered not to use computers or the Internet for five years without approval from his probation officer.
He was also forbidden to allow anyone to do it for him as a proxy.
He violated that order.
Nakoula was released from a halfway house a few weeks before he filmed "Innocence of Muslims".
An anti-Muslim Extremist Steven Klein, was the films Consultant and financier. He is not being charged.
(Source HuffPo/Max Bluementhal)
I'm going with the FEDS on this one, Seems like this grifter got arrested more so for bringing attention to himself.
He wound up catching a Tiger by the Tail.
BUMP JCSO119 Since the film was uploaded in April, I think, this seems to be the Feds just trying to please Muslims. If uploading it is a violation of his probation, why was he not dealt with after the film was originally uploaded.
The government was just looking for a reason to arrest him to make themselves look like they are doing something to impress the muslims. The man was just practing what we call Freedom of Speech in making his film.
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