Wow! Now I even have informants! Sam Bacile aka Nakoula Basseley Nakoula
Should the Jewish, Muslim or Christian communities and/or reporters want to contact the fraudster extraordianire directly I’ve been given an unverified address at Cerritos, California, south 166th Street and Bloomfield Avenue. I’m in Spain and it’s the middle of the night- plus I have a black tie thing this week, so I have to pick up clothes from the dry cleaners- so I’m much too busy to bother.
Update Via Christine Pelisek on The Daily Beast: The man behind the incendiary film, Innocence of Muslims, has a criminal record that includes a narcotics conviction. According to a source close to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested by the L.A. Country Sheriff’s Department on March 27, 1997 and charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Nov. 3, 1997 to one year in county jail and three years probation. The D.A.’s office said he violated probation on April 8, 2002, and was re-sentenced to another year in county jail.
Nakoula had been registered to vote as a Democrat from 2002-2008, according to the L.A. County Registrar Recorder’s office. In April of 2008, he changed his political affiliation to American Independent.
Nakoula’s identity and involvement in the film was confirmed to the Associated Press by federal law-enforcement officials. Nakoula, who lives near Los Angeles, had claimed to numerous media outlets that the man who created and directed the film was an Israeli real estate developer named Sam Bacile. The Associated Press reported yesterday that Nakoula was a Coptic Christian convicted of federal bank fraud charges in 2010.
Independent media reports have confirmed the address overnight and a Christian charity called Media for Christ has been tied to the movie.
“Media for Christ, whose stated mission is to “glow Jesus’ light” to the world, obtained permits to shoot the movie in August 2011, and Nakoula provided his home as a set and paid the actors, according to government officials and those involved in the production.”