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November 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The man who produced the anti-Muslim video The Innocence of Muslims that triggered violent protests in the Middle East in September has been returned to prison in a plea deal in which he admitted to four of eight violations of his parole. Referred to in court documents as Mark Basseley Youssef, the man who called himself Sam Bacile in the credits of his film and was later referred to as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in early reports, pleaded guilty to charges that had nothing to do with the movie but came to light after he had been linked to it. Those charges include using multiple aliases and obtaining a fraudulent California driver’s license while on parole after serving one year of a two-year sentence for bank fraud. Youssef may feel safer in prison than out. Since he was identified as the producer, he has reportedly received numerous death threats from Muslim fanatics.