In the years that followed the Haiti earthquakes which rocked the country, Wyclef Jean‘s Yéle organization continues to face intense scrutiny, even after the company was shut down last month.
According to this intense expose in today’s New York Times, “a trail of debts, unfinished projects and broken promises,” were all that remain of the Wyclef-founded charity.
Possibly the most troubling of the story’s findings are reports that a forensic audit examined $3 million of the charity’s 2005 to 2009 expenses and found $256,580 in illegitimate benefits to the founding member of the Fugees and other Yéle board and staff members as well as many other potentially improper transactions.
These included $24,000 for Clef’s chauffeur services and $30,763 for a private jet that transported Lindsay Lohan from New Jersey to a benefit in Chicago that raised only $66,000. Ouch.
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