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Video: 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Refuses To Show His Face As He Goes In For Questioning

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The man believed to be behind the film "Innocence of Muslims," which helped spark deadly riots in the Middle East, voluntarily went in to a sheriff's station for questioning this morning.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, a resident of Cerritos isn't under arrest but investigators want to question him to see if he violated the terms of his probation, according to the Associated Press.

Nakoula is a felon who served time in prison for bank fraud. He was ordered not to use the internet without permission for five years after getting out of prison. The AP also reports that Nakoula is also not supposed to use false identities. If a judge finds that he violated the terms of his probation, he could end up back in prison.

Federal authorities said that they connected Nakoula to the name "Sam Bacile," the man behind the "Innocence of Muslims" trailer. But based on the video above that was shot this morning, it looks like Nakoula isn't quite ready to reveal his face to the world.

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