Yele Haiti, Wyclef Jean‘s former charity, is under fire yet again with new allegations that its financial house is less than orderly and ethical. The New York Post obtained tax documents that show Yele Haiti received $16 million in 2010, but only $5.1 million of that sum actually went to emergency relief efforts.
The story becomes stranger when you read about some of the five contractors Yele Haiti used in 2010. P&A Construction, which is run by Jean’s brother-in-law, received $353,983 for services rendered. And Miami-based Amisphere Farm Labor, which is incorporated but isn’t financially set up to legally do business in Florida, was paid over $1 million for its services as a food distributor.
Wyclef Jean resigned as the head of Yele Haiti in August 2010. He founded the organization in 2005 with fellow musician Jerry Duplessis.