Hearing changed to Wed. in anti-Muslim film case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A hearing to determine whether a California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film violated his probation in a bank fraud case has been moved to Wednesday.

The revocation hearing was scheduled for Friday, but a federal court docket in Los Angeles confirmed the rescheduled date. Court officials didn't explain why the move was made.

Mark Basseley Youssef has denied the eight probation violation allegations, including the use of aliases and lying about his role in the movie "Innocence of Muslims." The 14-minute trailer posted online led to violence in the Middle East, killing dozens.

Youssef had been convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to 21 months in prison. Federal authorities are recommending a two-year sentence for Youssef if all eight allegations are proven to be true.

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