Innocence of Muslims

Innocence of Muslims Filmmaker Denies Probation Violations

Faces allegations that he lied to his probation officers about using aliases

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The filmmaker behind "Innocence of Muslims," the video that has caused unrest across the Muslim world, denied allegations Wednesday that he had violated the terms of his supervised release.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who in 2002 legally changed his name to Mark Basseley Youssef, was read the eight counts of violating the terms stemming from his 2010 conviction of bank and credit card fraud by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder.

Nakoula faces allegations that he lied to his probation officers about using aliases and telling them that his role in the film's production was limited to writing the script. He is also accused of using aliases on court documents and possessing a driver's license under a false name.