Monday, June 5, 2017

Wyclef Jean's Haitian Charity Fraud

Although no formal charges have been brought, you must realize the laws involved in NGO charities. According to the rules they only have to get 10% of the money raised to the actual people who the charity is for. So it is extremely difficult to ever bring charges against people who use charities as a scam to embezzle money for illegitimate use. As far as I am concerned, his responses to allegations of stealing from the most in need of his own people are at the very least, very suspicious. 

It is due to these type of people, famous millionaires who use their celebrity to raise large sums of money for a charity and at the very least, have no business running one, due to complete 
incompetence and total lack of any ability to run one. 

Even if they aren't blatantly stealing, they are still taking in millions of dollars that are donated by caring people to help the most unfortunate among us and giving a bad name to people who are truly trying to help and make a difference. It is getting harder and harder for anyone, no matter how honest and well prepared trying to help to be able to raise funds needed to do so.

These people need to be held accountable and their reputations destroyed, to discourage this type of behavior continuing to happen. In addition organizations need to be held much more accountable, to how much good they actually do with the money they raise. Then laws need to be changed that allow so called NGO charities to mishandle and waste or steal 90% of the money they raise. There is absolutely no need to use 90% of money and only give 10% to the ones who the money is for.


Back in 2010, it was reported that criminal investigations had been opened into Jean’s Haitian aid organisation, Yele Haiti. Despite taking in around $16m in donations in 2010 alone, the charity was closed two years later amid accusations of fraud.

It was alleged that Yele spent $9 million of that $16 million on office space, workers’ salaries and other expenses. It was also reported that Wyclef paid himself $100,000 to perform in a charity concert for the organisation.

Despite denying the accusations on several occasions over the years, Redditors used Sunday’s AMA to harangue the musician about his alleged dodgy dealings.

During the AMA, Wyclef once more denied any wrong doing: “Its so important that u understand that if u fully do real research u will understand that whenever u decide that u are going to do more then sing and dance u have to be ready for the lies that comes with it i have never stolen from my people i brought Haitian pride to my people and despite what they tried to do i am growing stronger everyday and will continue to do my part as i can see you are doing your part as well [sic].”

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