TREASURY COULD FINE RESCUERS WHO VISITED CUBA WITH MOORE
The Treasury Department wants to know how Michael Moore was able to travel with about a dozen 9/11 rescue workers to Cuba, where they were able to buy prescription drugs cheaply and receive free health care under the country's socialized medicine system -- all seemingly in violation of the Cuban embargo, Newsweek magazine observed on its website Wednesday. The rescuers appear in a segment of Moore's forthcoming documentary, Sicko. The magazine reported that Moore's production company credentialed the men as journalists, then flew them to Miami on a charter flight that ordinarily carries only licensed travelers. But Angel Marques, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami insisted that no one can board such a flight without a license from the Treasury Department. Newsweek indicated that the Treasury's investigation goes beyond Moore and encompasses the rescue workers as well, each of whom could be fined $65,000.