The filmmaker behind Innocence of Muslims, the now-infamous film that sparked violence across the Middle East, could face up to three years in jail after being arrested on Thursday.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested for alleged probation violations. A 24-month term has been recommended but it could be up to three years if he’s found to have violated his parole.
Before his arrest, Nakoula and his family were in hiding. His attorney said he was being threatened.
At his hearing, the judge ordered Nakoula be detained, saying he had a “pattern of deception” and poses a danger to the community.