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WASHINGTON – The producer and others involved in Oliver Stone’s documentary on Cuban leader Fidel Castro have agreed to pay the U.S. government more than $6,000 to resolve allegations they violated a long-standing embargo against the communist country.

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls, which oversees the economic embargo against Cuba, said the payment of $6,322.20 would settle alleged violations that occurred between February 2002 and May 2003 in the making of a documentary film, according to documents. A government official said the film involved in the dispute was “Comandante.”

The Treasury documents, dated Dec. 1, said that production company IXTLAN Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., and four people had agreed to the monetary settlement. The documents did not identify the people or provide further details.

“Comandante” was the precursor to Stone’s more recent documentary on the Cuban leader called “Looking for Fidel.”

Full article at San Diego Union Tribune.

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