‘Innocence of Muslims’ Producer Sentenced

Mark Basseley Youssef, the producer behind the incendiary anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, has been sentenced to one year in federal prison. The sentence—delivered by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Synder—came after Youssef admitted to using fake identities and obtaining a fraudulent California license. The 55-year-old has been in custody since Sept. 27, when he was arrested on eight counts of probation violations. Since his inflammatory film trailer surfaced, Youssef has been associated with several names: Sam Bacile, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and Youssef. Allegations related to his film—which set off a chain of violence in the Middle East—were not involved in his sentencing.