Michael Moore’s latest “Sicko” stunt to Cuba has seemed to land the controversial movie director in some hot water with the US Treasury Department. It appears that Michael Moore did not get permission to go to Cuba and may have violated the US trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba. Oops. But of course its a Right Wing conspiracy against Moore. Laws be damed.
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. A copy of the letter was obtained Tuesday by the AP.
“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.
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.
According to the letter, Moore was given 20 business days to provide OFAC with such information as the date of travel and point of departure; the reason for the Cuba trip and his itinerary there; and the names and addresses of those who accompanied him, along with their reasons for going. (Yahoo News)
Read the letter to Michael Moore from the Department of Treasury at The Smoking Gun.
Of course Michael Moore is quick to have a response to his persecution by the Bush Administration. Funny thing that he could find no persecution of the Cuban people by Fidel Castro when he was in Cuba. Michael Moore’s selective persecution, who’s the SICKO?
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