Not Adding Up: Wyclef Jean Is Questioned (Again) About Disappearing Money From His Yele Haiti Charity

28
Nov

Wyclef Jean is again being questioned about his Yele charity and it’s relief efforts. The singer/musician was on the forefront of the the charitable initiatives for Haiti’s earthquake aftermath, but now  reports are coming in that than Wyclef allegedly squandered off relief effort funds — on himself.

The New York Post reports that only a fraction of the $16 million collected in the name of Haitian relief efforts has been given to the country’s recovery.

Jean’s charity, Yele Haiti, also gave out several questionable contracts, one of which ($1 million) was paid to a Florida firm that doesn’t even exist.

The New York Post also reports that a company called P&A Construction – which is run by Warnel Pierre, Jean’s brother-in-law — received $353,983 from the group.

Sadly this isn’t the first time his organization, founded in 2005 with cousin Jerry Duplessis, has been in trouble. In 2008, reports emerged that proper tax documents were not filed for the foundation.

Then in 2009 the charity somehow lost $244,000. After the earthquake hit, Jean went to Twitter asking for $5 donations from his followers. Shortly thereafter Yele Haiti made a donation to a TV station run by Jean and his cousin.

In a 2010 press conference, the singer strongly defended his charity saying, “Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefits? Absolutely not. Yele’s books are open and transparent.”

It seems like someone needs to do some major fact-check on Clef. Of course, MSDTV will keep you posted.

Stay Tuned.