Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was convicted on four counts of bank fraud and identity theft in 2010 and sentenced to serve 21 months in federal prison. He was released in June, 2011.
The terms of his probation banned him from using computers or the Internet without the approval of a probation officer.
He was arrested on Thursday (27Sep12) and appeared in a federal court in Los Angeles for a preliminary bail hearing, where Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal decided to hold him in custody without bond.
She said there was a "lack of trust in the defendant at this time" and that he posed a flight risk.
It is believed the arrest stemmed from his controversial online film, which has sparked violent anti-America protests in the Middle East.