Skip to comments.Questions Raised Over Allotment of Wyclef Jean's Haiti Fund
Posted on 11/28/2011 5:45:10 AM PST by matt04
In the months following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a charity run by hip-hop star Wyclef Jean spent a pittance of the money it took in on disaster relief and doled out millions in questionable contracts.
Yele Haitis coffers swelled to $16 million in 2010, the most the charity had ever received. But less than a third of that went to emergency efforts, and $1 million was paid to a Florida firm that doesnt seem to exist, The Post has learned.
Jeans charity, which he founded in 2005 with his cousin Jerry Duplessis, was already troubled when the earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. The Post reported in 2008 that it had never filed a required tax form detailing its spending with the IRS.
The group lost $244,000 in 2009. But hours after the earthquake hit, Jean took to Twitter to beg for $5 donations. An avalanche of donations poured in.
Almost immediately, allegations surfaced that the former Fugees singer had used the charitys cash for his own benefit. Critics found that four years earlier Yele Haiti had steered $250,000 to a Haitian TV station controlled by Jean and Duplessis.
Jean held a Jan. 18, 2010, press conference to tearfully defend Yele Haitis reputation.
Have we made mistakes before? Yes, Jean said. Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefits? Absolutely not. Yeles books are open and transparent.
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While we’re at it, what happened to all the money that was donated to the Clinton/Bush scam?
Its’ hard out there for the pimp!
The words “Haiti” and “scam” in the same sentence?
Tell me it’s not so! /sarc
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