Maker of anti-Muslim film due in Los Angeles court on probation violations

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LA County Sheriff deputies escort Mark Basseley Youssef from his Cerritos home in September 2012.

A man from Cerritos, who was behind an anti-Muslim film, is expected in a Los Angeles court Wednesday.

The man has been in a federal detention center since he was arrested for probation violations.

Mark Basseley Youssef has gone by at least three other names.

Federal prosecutors say that using aliases is one of his eight probation violations. Another is lying to his probation officer.

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Youssef was on probation after a bank fraud conviction in 2010.

If Youssef denies allegations that he violated probation in court, a judge will likely schedule an evidentiary hearing.

Youssef, also known as Nakoula Nakoula, went into hiding after a 14-minute trailer for the movie "Innocence of Muslims" was posted on YouTube.

The film portrays Muhammad as a religious fraud and womanizer. Angry protests over the film broke out in Egypt and Libya, and dozens died in violence related to protest of the film.

Federal officials have said Youssef is not behind bars because of the film or its content. They said Youssef has not been truthful about his identity.

Youssef denied using the name Sam Bacile, which was listed on the YouTube account that posted the trailer. He also said his role in the film was limited to writing the script.

Youssef was arrested on the probation violations two weeks ago and has been held in federal detention since his arrest.

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