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Author of Anti-Muslim Film Sentenced to Year in Prison...
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uh huh
http://www.myfoxla.com/story/20036290/an...-in-prison

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The filmmaker behind an anti-Islam YouTube video that was initially blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world admitted today violating his probation and was sentenced to a year in federal prison.

Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, who previously used the name Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, admitted four allegations of using false identities, including having a California driver's license with a fake name. In exchange for his admission, prosecutors dropped four other allegations.

He had faced a possible sentence of two years behind bars for the eight probation violations.

Youssef pleaded no contest in 2010 to bank fraud charges for using phony Social Security numbers to open bank and credit card accounts, according to court documents. He was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered not to use computers or the Internet for five years without prior authorization.

He was also prohibited from using fictitious names during his supervised release.

In court today, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder said Youssef must spend 12 months behind bars, followed by four years of supervised release. Youssef has already been in custody for about five weeks.

As part of his plea deal, Youssef agreed to a proffer in which he would discuss with prosecutors his finances in detail, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Dugdale said.

While denying the 14-minute video clip "Innocence of Muslims" -- also known as "Desert Warrior" -- had anything to do with the probation matter, Dugdale said Youssef had "betrayed" the actors who appeared in the film by not telling them he was a "recently released convicted felon."
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#2
Interesting that Fox news uses the phrase "initially blamed for sparking deadly protests" while AP goes with this:

Quote:LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East agreed to spend a year in federal prison for unrelated probation violations, but afterward issued a statement that appeared to reinforce his stern stance against Islam.

This Youssef guy looks like a bad egg anyway, but they certainly used him wrongly.
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#3
Reminds me of how they are trying to nail Assange. He should have stood have not folded.
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Violation of probation is violation of probation. I have no problems with him making the film, but if the violated his probation, then he needs to serve that time.

He could have obviously made the film and had someone else handle the distribution, then he'd probably be ok.
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streaker69;38649 Wrote:Violation of probation is violation of probation. I have no problems with him making the film, but if the violated his probation, then he needs to serve that time.

He could have obviously made the film and had someone else handle the distribution, then he'd probably be ok.

Agreed. But.......
Probably would never have seen his probation officer, had someone not looked for a scapegoat.
Regardless, It Smells.
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Part of his probation was a ban from using computers. He used computers to edit the movie so he got a year for probation violations. It's amazing how people bitch when the law is followed.
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