‘Sicko’ 3 expect charges

Trio prepare Cuba trip defense

Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept.

They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus.

“Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co.

During the press conference, William Maher, John Graham and Reggie Cervantes told the stories of their grueling experiences during the 9/11 tragedy and of the chronic illnesses sustained as a result of their work at the site. Some of those injuries were treated by Cuban doctors during their trip with Moore.

The Treasury Dept. requires a license to travel to Cuba, though activity is still heavily restricted even with the license in hand. Licensees are forbidden from “accepting medical services,” according to Garbus, who also admitted that neither Moore nor any of his traveling companions sought the license before they traveled.

Garbus said that he and his prospective clients “anticipate charges” and that they hope the case would go to court. “I think we look forward to breaking down those laws,” said Garbus of the restrictive travel statutes, which his clients may or may not be prosecuted for violating.

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