The Venezuelan government has charged a West Hollywood filmmaker with criminal activity for allegedly inciting post-election violence within the South American nation.
Timothy Tracy was charged Saturday with conspiracy and using a fake public document, among other crimes. He was arrested earlier in the week at Simon Bolivar International Airport outside of the capital,
Venezuelan officials accuse the 35-year-old Tracy of working on behalf of U.S. intelligence agencies, according to the Associated Press, and newly elected President
The country's interior minister earlier this week also said Tracy paid right-wing youth groups to hold violent demonstrations with the aim of destabilizing the nation after Maduro's narrow victory, the AP said.
Tracy's friends and family told the AP he has been in
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Mery Mogollon reported from Caracas, Venezuela.