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The Cuban junket crisis

Aug 13, 2001 | 12:29pm EDT

The Treasury Department is questioning CBS President Les Moonves, MTV Chairman Tom Freston, William Morris Agency President Jim Wiatt, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and producer Brad Grey about their trip to Cuba last November, which included dinner with Fidel Castro, the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "We have requested information from these particular parties," Treasury spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos told the newspaper. "We are looking into it." Reporting on the probe, the Herald observed, "The Hollywood honchos have become the first known high-profile figures questioned about their reasons for visiting Cuba." The meeting was later spoofed by David Letterman, something that rankled Moonves, who criticized the Letterman skit. ("Some of it is funny and some of it isn't.")

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