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Wyclef Jean's Charity Quietly Goes Bust

When last remaining employee quits

(Newser) - Wyclef Jean's ineffective and scandal-plagued charity Yéle quietly went belly up last month, after CEO Derek Johnson announced his resignation. "As the foundation's sole remaining employee, my decision implies the closure of the organization as a whole," he wrote. In its wake, the charity leaves... More »

Wyclef's Haiti Charity Reportedly Stinks

Camps say they've gotten no help

(Newser) - Wyclef Jean’s Yéle Haiti charity has been pretty much useless, according to five of the dozens of camps the group claims to support. At least five camps listed by Yéle tell the New York Times they’ve gotten no support—“Not even a cookie!” says... More »

Wyclef to Run for Haiti President

Entertainer enters crowded field of candidates

(Newser) - The rumors are true: Singer Wyclef Jean plans to run for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti and will announce his candidacy in the coming days. Former Haitian parliamentary leader Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques said the Haiti-born hip hop artist will run as part of his coalition in the Nov. 28 election. The... More »

Wyclef Jean Tearfully Defends Charity

Musician denies using organization to pay himself

(Newser) - Wyclef Jean defended his Yele Haiti charity against accusations of fraud today, crying as he spoke in Creole. "Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefits? Absolutely not," the singer told reporters. The revelation that the charity paid $250,000 for services provided Telemax, a Haitian television... More »

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