Wyclef Jean's highly-hyped Haiti charity defunct and in debt, surprising approximately nobody

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13 Responses to “Wyclef Jean's highly-hyped Haiti charity defunct and in debt, surprising approximately nobody”

  1. SedanChair says:

    What a massive, pathetic waste

    • ocker3 says:

       I was going to suggest giving the guy a break, but if the NY AG is finding dirt, then that’s pretty sad. 16 Mil properly spent would have made a significant impact. Hell, just building music programs for rebuilt schools would have seemed like an appropriate thing to do.

  2. Dave Pease says:

    god i cannot stand wyclef jean… he’s a load.

  3. alexb says:

    So he’s going to make good from his personal assets I assume…

  4. Layne says:

    This is a prime illustration for why people shouldn’t just dump money into the charities that pop up after any one of these disasters. 

    Greedy, morally bankrupt sociopaths like this are more than happy to pop up, steal as much as possible (from those who need it the most), and sink back into the slime. 

  5. acerplatanoides says:

    This does not prove him more fiscally irresponsible than those running Haiti for the last 200 years or so.

  6. Marko B says:

    Anyone remember his Song “if i was President”?

  7. James Penrose says:

    “Instant” charities seem to almost always indicate instant fraud.   Charities run by or headed by “celebrities” make me back away quickly until someone neutral gets to audit them.  There’s quite often the little matter of “expenses”.  The person may not get paid but you’d be amazed how often they own some company that is getting a boatload of money from the said charity or payments are being made to a shell corporation that most such people have to insulate themselves from fiscal reality.

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