Michael Moore goes to Cuba, gets betting props
The popular filmmaker Michael Moore is facing
a U.S. government probe and betting odds, as well.
Moore is facing a Treasury Department probe for taking Ground
Zero workers to Cuba to make a point about how bad the U.S.
health care system is for his new film called "Sicko."
In the true spirit of the bookmakers
worldwide, the online betting website
Bodog Sports has released the
latest celebrity props, and of course, Michael Moore is right
there, holding betting odds along with Eddie Murphy.
Will Michael Moore be arrested for breaking
the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel-related transactions
in Cuba before the release of his new movie "Sicko"? The odds for
yes are only +150 (3/2) and if he does not get arrested by that
time -200 (1/2). Pretty bold move by the odds makers,
considering the latest developments surrounding Moore's
controversial trip to Cuba.
After Moore released a letter from the
Treasury Department, warning him of their investigation on his
Cuban trip, the film director wrote in a letter to U.S. Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson posted at the Daily Kos Web site: "I
have broken no laws, and I have nothing to hide."
It seems that the bookmakers also think
Moore's investigation will not lead to an arrest soon,
considering the betting odds.
Under US embargo on Cuba, citizens of the USA
are forbidden to travel to Cuba without prior authorization, and
the government claims Moore did not have one.