Wyclef Jean Owes IRS $2.1M

Singer the subject of 3 federal tax liens
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2010 4:26 PM CDT
In this Sept. 14, 2008 file photo, Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean, right, speaks with flood victims in Gonaives, Haiti.   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, file)

(Newser) – Wyclef Jean may be gearing up for a run for Haiti's presidency, but he has to square some matters with the IRS first—the singer owes $2.1 million in federal taxes, the Smoking Gun reports. The IRS has filed 3 liens against him since 2006, and they're not Jean's first problems with financial disclosure. During the Haitian earthquake crisis, he was the subject of a number of reports questioning his use of funds donated to his Wyclef Jean Foundation. Click here to read more on his presidential aspirations.

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