We always wondered when the U.S. government would officially train its ire upon policy-critical documentarian Michael Moore, and it looks like that day is here. Moore is facing a U.S. Treasury probe for a segment from his latest film, “Sicko,” where he took a number of ill 9/11 rescue workers into Cuba. As Moore has no official license granting authorization to travel to Cuba, the U.S. Treasury Department is looking into possible violations of the long-standing U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba.

Before you read the details further, ponder this: could this be Moore drumming up publicity to get some sort of buzz for a film that, unlike his previous “Fahrenheit 9/11,” has had practically no mainstream exposure? A major news story putting Moore in the headlines the day after the official release date is announced seems a bit fishy…

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Posted on May 10, 2007 in News by

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