Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitch


L.A. man began cooperating with prosecutors after 2009 fraud bust

thesmokinggun.com

In remarks stressing that the U.S. government had “absolutely nothing to do with” the anti-Islam film that has touched off violence in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday sought to quash Arab concerns that the “disgusting and reprehensible” movie was somehow produced or condoned by American officials.

However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence of Muslims”–and, by extension, its felonious producer–may be complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank fraud, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Though many key documents from the U.S. District Court case remain sealed, a June 2010 sentencing transcript provides an account of Nakoula’s cooperation with federal investigators in Los Angeles (and how his prison sentence was reduced as a result).

Nakoula, 55, was arrested in June 2009 for his role in a check-kiting ring that stole nearly $800,000 from six financial institutions by using stolen Social Security numbers and identities.  Nakoula was named in a six-count felony indictment accusing him and unnamed “co-schemers” of perpetrating the bank fraud.

Denied bail, Nakoula, a married father of three, was locked up at the Metropolitan Detention Center in L.A. when he began cooperating with Justice Department lawyers and federal agents. During a series of debriefing sessions, Nakoula provided investigators with a detailed account of the fraud operation and fingered the man who allegedly headed the operation, according to comments made by his lawyer at sentencing.

Nakoula identified the ring’s leader as Eiad Salameh, a notorious fraudster who has been tracked for more than a decade by state and federal investigators. In his debriefings, Nakoula said he was recruited as a “runner” by Salameh, who pocketed the majority of money generated by the bank swindles, according to James Henderson, Nakoula’s attorney.

As a result of Nakoula’s cooperation, Henderson told Judge Christina Snyder, “We all know what’s gonna happen. Salameh is gonna get arrested some day and based on the debriefing information turned over, he is gonna enter a guilty plea or if he doesn’t, then Mr. Nakoula is gonna be called on to testify at trial.”

It is unclear whether Salameh, whose whereabouts are unknown, has been charged in connection with the bank fraud. Salameh was named in a 2006 federal criminal complaint charging him with felony fraud. That complaint–filed under one of Salameh’s many aliases–was dismissed last year by federal prosecutors. A court docket shows that no filings were made after the initial complaint, likely indicating that Salameh was never apprehended.

With an Arabic interpreter standing by, Nakoula told Snyder about his decision to inform.  He explained, “I decided to cooperate with the government to retrieve some of these mistakes or damage happened. I want to cooperate with the government that they can catch with this other criminals who is their involvement.”

In return for Nakoula’s cooperation, prosecutors provided Snyder with a letter noting that his substantial assistance to authorities warranted a sentence reduction.

Along with citing the government missive–known as a 5K1 letter–Henderson told Snyder that Nakoula’s kin would suffer financially during his imprisonment since he was he family’s sole breadwinner. Henderson also reported that Nakoula suffered from various maladies, including Hepatitis C, a “serious diabetes problem,” and “prostate issues” for which he had undergone surgery. “He is on ten medications at this point,” added Henderson.

Nakoula’s involvement in the fraud, Henderson stated, was caused by his need to support his family, including his elderly father. “At the time he did this, he was out of work in the gas station industry, which is what he’s really familiar in this country,” said Henderson, adding, “and he was working swap meets for a few dollars every weekend trying to support his family.”

Snyder eventually ordered Nakoula to serve 21 months in prison to be followed by six months in a federal halfway house. The sentence was about a year less than the punishment sought in separate submissions by probation officials and federal prosecutors.

Before Snyder announced her sentence, Henderson referred to a character letter written by a friend of Nakoula’s who offered to provide work for the convicted felon. The friend, the lawyer said, reported that he attended church with Nakoula, whom he described as “a God-fearing man.” (8 pages)

  1. #1 by Gary on September 15, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    This story is starting to feel like the Kennedy assassination with more twists and turns than a Formula One race. The jew media will spread any lie to cover a zionist connection.

  2. #2 by Ingrid B on September 15, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    “Salameh, whose whereabouts are unknown,”

    and

    “That complaint–filed under one of Salameh’s many aliases” :

    at the risk of sounding “racist”, or “anti-semitic”, I wonder if he is Jewish/Israeli?

    “Henderson also reported that Nakoula suffered from various maladies, including Hepatitis C, a “serious diabetes problem,” and “prostate issues” for which he had undergone surgery. “He is on ten medications at this point,” added Henderson.” :

    sounds like Pollard mark 2..

  3. #3 by Naeem on September 15, 2012 - 5:56 pm

    This criminal worked for a terrorist fundraiser who happened to be a MUSLIM. I say this copt is a money whore he sold his soul to the zionist jews for 30 pieces of silver, zionists your plan has been foiled the muslims are well alert thanks to the internet press tv thats you were behind this blasphemy.

  4. #4 by restinpieces on September 15, 2012 - 10:17 pm

  5. #5 by Frank on September 15, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    Why Was It So Often Burned?
    Why is the Talmud kept so unknown to non-Jews? Why was there no usable English translation of the Talmud until the Soncino Edition, 1934-48? Why, in European history, when the laws of the Talmud became commonly known, was it burned over and over by order of the Popes, excoriated by Martin Luther, denounced everywhere, and its followers exiled from one country after another down through the centuries?

    The Talmud’s basic law is that only the Pharisee Jew ranks as a man, or human being. All others rank as animals, “the people who are like an ass — slaves who are considered the property of the master.” The attitude resulting from such teachings has been resented by non-Jews in all countries and centuries. Such resentment, however, is always portrayed by Jews as “persecution of the Jews.” Elizabeth Dilling

  6. #6 by luis on September 16, 2012 - 4:08 am

    This latest zionist provocation is a blatant slap in the face of America, timed to 911. It is a tactic to oust Obama so their neocon slave Romney gets in. It will also manipulate the Muslims to demand a control mechanism that the zionists have been agitating for since the 1970s: a universal hate speech ‘respect religion’ law that will primarily benefit the zionists themselves. In the 70’s they masked it as a ‘genocide prevention law’.
    Now, using inflamed Muslims to unwittingly effect it, questioning jews or Israel will be jailable- like in Bolshevik Russia and the EU. Soon breaching Holocost indemnity could incur charges on par with murder. Very insidious and utterly manipulative. Once again hiding behind others, as they inveigle others to unknowingly do their dirty work for them.
    Added win: the world will be enraged at Muslims for “stifling free speech.” The Trojan Horse Tribe never ceases to infiltrate, subvert and corrupt- while crying victim.

  7. #7 by luis on September 16, 2012 - 4:12 am

    Naaem,

    MUST READ!
    The producer was a jew from Egypt- until the facts were changed to protect the guilty. Read his own intv which set the Hasbara global motion. It wasnt just he, but “100 jewish-American funders” that plotted this ugly scheme.
    http://www.firstpost.com/world/israeli-filmmaker-whose-film-provoked-libya-attack-in-hiding-453344.html

  8. #8 by Kalki on September 16, 2012 - 5:22 am

    Sounds like a typical Jewish terrorist operation. The cheap sense of humour, the vilification of Arabs, the media coverage, the intentional media ‘confusion'(like the murder of bin ladens ghost), blaming ‘Coptic Christians’, degrading Islam, timed to coincide with 911(the latest ‘never forget’ incident), the ;list goes on and on. Probably done again with full cooperation of the sold out Zio-Christian servants in the white house as it was revealed by the ‘Independent’ that there was foreknowledge. What wasn’t filmed this time was Hillary CUnton cackling “We came, we filmed, they revolted”.

  9. #9 by on September 16, 2012 - 6:48 am

    Fatwad on Rushdie increased to $3.3 mil.

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/16/261803/apostate/

  10. #10 by kelly on September 16, 2012 - 11:36 am

    As much as i’m sorry for the American lives lost, i think Muslims have had enough…It is one assault after another and at every turn, Israel and America never lets up on the propaganda machine…They have been accused of doing 9/11 and numerous other incidents and why wouldn’t they eventually crack?..I smell a huge overgrown rat…Stir up the Muslims so the dumb dumb populations in the West can justify taking out Iran and those pesky Muslims….

  11. #11 by bostonblah on September 16, 2012 - 7:48 pm

    thi whole thin can not be more crystal clear, first he jew media reports that he is an israeli jew, then the media reports that jewish groups are outraged that the media has reported that he is a jew and israeli, then the jew media changes the story to, he is a coptic christian egyptian

    and now ,yesterday on the nbc nightly news the jew media is reporting another entrapment case
    an 18 yo muslimna was trying to blow up a truck bomb in chicago,

    so we can see where all this is coming from ,funny time for them to entrap another muslim with a bomb
    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49047291/#49047291

  12. #12 by bostonblah on September 16, 2012 - 8:08 pm

    here is another one
    these jews have to thrown the fuck out of this country 109 and counting
    http://www.nbc.com/news-sports/msnbc-video/2012/09/homegrown-terror-teen-charged-with-bomb-plot/

    libyan president says that “foreigners” involved in attack of embassy and killinof ambasador stevens

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/msnbc/49045965/#49045965

    gee i wonder who the “foreigner” are

    and if there is still any doubt to who and what and is behind this just take a look at this

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/49051182#49047122

    “iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelivable fanaticism, its the same fanaticism that you see storming your embassies today, do you really want these people to have nuclear weapons”

  13. #13 by gilad eichmann on September 17, 2012 - 2:34 am

    The Rosh Hashanah Riots. Like the Purim War on Iraq in 2003- which the zionists openly gloated over. Cant tell you how many sites have banned my link to the GENUINE intv with the Israeli producer from India First Post. Its just like 911 and all their other false flags.
    Firemen and mutliple witnesses hear bombs in WTC- all erased from the record. The 5 Dancing Israelis and Urban Moving Systems disappear, along with the 4000 missing Israelis in the Trade Tower dead- later smeared as antisemitism. Meanwhile that bit of news on the 4000 originated in the JERUSALEM POST of Sept 12, 2001. Goes on and on and on.
    Again folks who should know better, are ignoring the significance of this provocation by speaking for Muslims and claiming “its not really about the film”. YES it is. It is even more about the years of zionist abuse, mockery and bombing- but the FILM epitomizes it all and to say it doesnt matter is to once again let the jews and their sleazy psyops off the hook. Michael Rivero has been such a disappointment. He is the main one fronting this ‘theory’- like he was prime cheerleader for the false flag Arab Spring last year. Starting to wonder if he is an agent? Are people going senile? How can they not see??

  14. #14 by on September 17, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Muslims fall for Christian-zionist psy-op, Jews enter next stage of ‘hate-speech’ censorship campaign

    http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=68731&cid=56&fromval=1&frid=56&seccatid=67&s1=1

  15. #15 by gilad eichmann on September 17, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    One of the main assets accruing from the Rosh Hashanah Riots is a UN Res banning hate speech on religions. There wouldnt have been any Islam-hate if the zio-media wasnt relentlessly baiting and bullying those nations FOR DECADES. Their global harassment will net them the Muslims being blamed for crippling free speech. Meanwhile intent all along was to use this against anyone criticizing Israel and zionists and to stifle exposure of their crimes with world wide blackout. Bolsheviks writ universal. Tried same thing in the 1970’s under a genocide bill as revealed by defector John Todd.

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