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US Investigating Michael Moore’s Cuba Trip

From his sick fans at the Associated Press:

Michael Moore In Trouble For Cuba Trip


May 10, 2007

Treasury Investigation; Moore Took Sept. 11 Workers To Banned Island For Treatment

(AP) Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his upcoming health-care documentary "Sicko," The Associated Press has learned…

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba…

"This office has no record that a specific license was issued authorizing you to engage in travel-related transactions involving Cuba," Dale Thompson, OFAC chief of general investigations and field operations, wrote in the letter to Moore.

In February, Moore took about 10 ailing workers from the Ground Zero rescue effort in Manhattan for treatment in Cuba, said a person working with the filmmaker on the release of "Sicko." The person requested anonymity because Moore’s attorneys had not yet determined how to respond…

After receiving the letter, Moore arranged to place a copy of the film in a "safe house" outside the country to protect it from government interference, said the person working on the release of the film…

The letter noted that Moore applied Oct. 12, 2006, for permission to go to Cuba "but no determination had been made by OFAC." Moore sought permission to travel there under a provision for full-time journalists, the letter said…

I’ll believe they are going to punish Mr. Moore when I see him in a size XXXXX orange jumpsuit. (And Ms. Sheehan and Ms. Benjamin.)

In February, Moore took about 10 ailing workers from the Ground Zero rescue effort in Manhattan for treatment in Cuba…

Yes, Mr. Moore is a "full-time journalist." He’s not a propagandist at all. Now way. (Granted this is a fine distinction.)

But hopefully these sufferers got to see the same top-notch doctors that are treating Fidel.

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