Haiti hip hop star Wyclef Jean says he’s proud of the way his charity responded after the earthquake almost two years ago

He says his Yele Haiti Foundation rebuilt an orphanage and set up a system of outdoor toilet and shower facilities in one of the largest shanties in the Haitian capital.

Jean’s comments Sunday follow reports published by The New York Post saying his foundation collected $16 million in 2010 but less than a third of that went to emergency efforts. The Post also says $1 million was paid to a Florida firm that doesn’t appear to exist.

The Post also says the documents show $1,008,000 went to a company called Amisphere Farm Labor Inc. — a company the paper says never filed the proper paperwork in Florida so they can do business. However, the Post says a man listed as the company’s head bought three properties in Florida last year, including a condo in an upscale waterfront community.

The charity came under fire in January 2010. Jean responded then by saying, “”Have we made mistakes? Yes. Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefit? Absolutely not.”

Emails to reps for both Jean and the charity were not returned.

TMZ


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