Wyclef Jean’s Relief Organization Drawing Suspicion

January 16, 2010

U.S. (ChattahBox) – Wyclef Jean has managed to raise a great deal of money for Haiti over the years through his organization, and they have managed to put together $1.5 million within days of the earthquake. But they might be in a bit of trouble, as well.

The Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation was created by the Haiti-born singer, formerly of the Fugees, and has raised a lot since its’ creation in 2005.

But there is some question as to where the funds have been going.

According to financial records, there are quite a bit more administrative costs that most charities accrue, especially for one so small.

There are also a number of large transactions to companies that Jean owns, or to himself personally, such as $100,000 pay for a benefit concert he payed for the organization.

“It seems clear that a significant amount of the monies that this charity raises go for costs other than providing benefits to Haitians in need,” Alliant Group’s national managing director, Dean Zerbe, said.

“It brings real caution for donors that want to help in Haiti that they might want to take a harder look at this organization but also consider the significant number of charities that have been doing good work in Haiti that don’t have these question marks.”

Jean’s lawyer denies this, saying that the costs can be easily explained, and that the money all goes directly to the charity fund.



3 Responses to “Wyclef Jean’s Relief Organization Drawing Suspicion”

  1. Wyclef Jean ‘Disgusted’ With ‘Baseless’ Attacks on Haiti Foundation | ChattahBox News Blog on January 17th, 2010 10:43 am

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  2. God's Chosen on January 17th, 2010 3:15 pm

    What in da world is wrong with u folks. Everytime a Black man does something from thee heart to contribute to thee Black race; it’s a problem with u know who!!!!! What makes a white missionary better? What makes them more trustworthy? Look at “Feed the Children”; why are they still dying of hunger? Get a life; k! Report on someing with more merit; k!
    No race on this earth has suffered more, and have been persecuted more than us (not even the Jews); so you tell me why all the hatred still exist. What are you’ll afraid of? The truth huh; the truth about Christianity? The truth about God’s fi real chosen children; you tell me? Why are we always targeted. We know that life began in Africa! We know that two blacks can produce a white child (albino), but what two races can produce us? No one, but thee Creator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Run head and pray to your white Jesus, with straight hair and blues eyes; you are going to need all thee help you can get!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    God’s will, will be done, on earth as it is in heaven! Nuff sed!

  3. olivia on January 18th, 2010 3:41 pm

    God’s Chosen – This isn’t an issue of race, and shame on you for making it one! There is some question as to whether or not the money they are getting may not be going to those in need. Plenty of charity groups run by White, Hispanic, Asian, ect. have been investigated in the past. Why do you have to accuse the world of racism just because this time the charity happens to be run by a man of color?

    I think you need to start looking into yourself for the real issue. I resent you implications in your reply.

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