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Wyclef Jean's Foundation Questionable Spending
Jan 15, 2010 11:12 pm US/Eastern
Stephen Stock reporting
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Today's Washington Post has this story:
Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation under fiscal scrutiny
By Susan Kinzie
Washington Post Staff Writer
By Friday morning, just days after the earthquake hit, Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation had raised more than $1.5 million.
Undoubtedly, Jean's celebrity helped draw in donors: He's an internationally known musician from Haiti who won a Grammy with the Fugees and went on to a hugely successful solo career. But an analysis of the charity's tax returns raises questions about how it has spent money in the past, with administrative expenses that appear to be higher than comparable charities and payments to businesses owned by the musician and a board member, including $100,000 for a performance by Jean at a 2006 benefit concert.
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