by Nesta McGregor. Originally posted at BBC.
Wyclef Jean is facing an investigation into what happened to money he raised for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The former Fugees star started a campaign after 230,000 people died in the disaster in 2010.
Two years later though there’s controversy about how those funds were spent.
It’s estimated the 42-year-old rapper, who was born in the country, helped raise millions of pounds for the Yele Haiti charity.
With help from some of his celebrity friends like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it’s estimated he raised millions of dollars.
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by Aly Weisman. Originally posted at the Business Insider
Wyclef Jean’s Yéle Haiti charity, once what the singer said was the country’s “greatest asset and ally” is now defunct and in debt.
The charity’s collapse comes after years of accusations of mishandled funds, which amounted to a reported $16 million following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Continue reading In the News: Wyclef’s Haiti Charity Is Now Defunct After Mishandling $16M In Donations
Jay Smooth’s video blog on Haiti says things pretty much perfectly (although he later qualified his support of Wyclef’s Yèle Haiti group).