LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The man behind a controversial anti-Muslim film which sparked a wave of violent protest and days of rioting in some Arab countries was taken into federal custody on suspicion of violating terms of his probation, local media outlets reported on Thursday.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, the producer behind "Innocence of Muslims" which depicts the Prophet Mohammad, likely violated his probation terms which stemmed from a 2010 bank fraud case, officials said. Under the terms, he was not supposed to use the internet without permission from his probation officer.
"Defendant shall not access a computer for any other purpose," according to the terms of his probation. Any approved computers were to be used for work only, The Los Angeles Times reported on its website.
Nakoula, also known as Sam Bacile, is expected to make his initial appearance in a downtown federal court in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon.
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