08/21/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
U.S. – Beyoncé and Jay Z have been cleared by the feds, after questions were raised about the legality of their trip to Cuba last year. As reported by USA TODAY, the Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General released a statement saying the couple did not violate U.S. sanctions against Cuba during their visit there.
The sanctions have long been in place, prohibiting U.S. citizens from visiting the island or making purchases as tourists that were not authorized under a special license. As noted in the report, some Republican lawmakers demanded a probe into the couple’s four-day visit to Cuba in April 2013.
The report is quoted as stating of the couple’s activities during their trip, “All of these activities serve the U.S. foreign policy goal of helping the Cuban people by facilitating exchanges with them and supporting the development of independent activity and civil society.”
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