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Los Angeles (CNN) — The California producer of an anti-Islam film that upset the Muslim world appeared in a federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon for a preliminary bail hearing.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man allegedly behind the inflammatory film “Innocence of Muslims,” was handcuffed and chained at the waist. He was dressed in street clothes.

He was arrested and has been in federal custody, said spokesman Thom Mrozek of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Earlier this month, filmmaker Nakoula met with a probation officer in the wake of a federal review of his probation for his conviction of bank fraud in 2010. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.

Nakoula was cooperative at that voluntary interview, authorities said. He was bundled up in a coat, hat and white scarf when he was escorted from his house for that interview. He wasn’t under arrest at that time.


(NBC) — The Cerritos man who many believe to be behind an anti-Muslim video that has inflamed the Islamic world was denied bail Thursday afternoon after a judge deemed him a flight risk.

Nakoula Besseley Nakoula remains in federal custody after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of violating the terms of his parole, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Nakoula’s arrest was sought by officials of the United States Probation Office, spokesman Thom Mrozek said.

Nakoula’s probation hearing was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. It adjourned at about 5:40 p.m. The believed filmmaker, who was handcuffed and chained around his waist, waived his right to a preliminary hearing. A future court date has not yet been determined.