Wyclef Jean Steals Squandered Haitian Relief Funds - NOOOOO!!!!

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Less than a third of the $16 million gathered in 2010 by hip-hop star Wyclef Jean for earthquake relief in Haiti actually made it to emergency efforts in the country, the New York Post reported Sunday.

According to the exclusive report, Jean’s charity, Yele Haiti, doled out millions in questionable contracts -- in fact, $1 million was paid to a Florida firm that doesn’t seem to exist.

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

Founded in 2005 with his cousin Jerry Duplessis, Jean’s charity was troubled before Haiti’s disastrous January 2010 earthquake struck. In 2008, it was revealed that the organization had never filed required tax forms detailing its spending to the IRS.

Also read: Wyclef Jean Treated for Gunshot Wound to the Hand

The charity lost $244,000 in 2009. But almost immediately after the Jan. 12, 2010 quake, Jean took to Twitter asking for $5 donations, which quickly rolled in.

Soon after, it was reported that Yele Haiti had given $250,000 to a Haitian TV station controlled by Jean and Duplessis.

Also read: Sean Penn 'Suspicious' of Wyclef Jean's Haiti Bid

“Have we made mistakes before? Yes,” said a tearful Jean, a former Haitian presidential candidate, holding a January 2010 press conference to defend his charity against that charge. “Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefits? Absolutely not. Yele’s books are open and transparent.”

Yele Haiti has not yet issued a statement to respond to the new charges.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/27/idUS146824993020111127

Who would have thought a guy that paid himself $400,000 to do a charity concert would have stolen money as well?
 

Neckbeard

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He swindled and bilked the White, Western world out of millions and doled it out to his entourage and relatives. What else would you expect from a candidate for the Haitian presidency?
 

Begbie

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I don't believe it. Wyclef is such a lefty humanitarian...they never lie or cheat or steal.
 

Ihateinternmatt

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What kind of idiots gave his charity money in the first place?
 

bedhumper

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Good, less money going to those savages means that more of them died due to disease and starvation.