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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation Called into Question

In the wake of Wyclef Jean’s support of Haiti in its current earthquake crisis, a report by was released today (January 15), calling into question the history of the rapper’s charity, the Yele Haiti Foundation.

As reported by ABC News, Clef has already raised upwards of $1 million through the non-profit in donations, yet TSG is weary of Haiti’s Goodwill Ambassador’s record-keeping. According to the paperwork filed with the Internal Revenue Services, the former Fugees frontman and his business partner have been compensated over $400,000 in rent, production services and appearance fees from the organization since its creation 12 years ago.

In fact, last year was the first time that Yele had filed tax returns with the IRS and they only disclosed information about the years, 2005, 2006 and 2009.

Calls to Jean’s reps have not been returned to as of press time.

Stay tuned to XXL as this story develops. —Max G

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