Wyclef has released a personal statement on accusations of corruption against his Yele Haiti Foundation. In August 2009, the group filed overdue tax returns for 2005, 2006, and 2007, documents showing that Jean and fellow board member Jerry Duplessis paid themselves at least $410,000 for services provided to the foundation.
Wyclef ays that he’s just returned from Haiti and that he’s always been committed to the people of the earthquake-ravaged region. He continues by saying that he’s disappointed to come back to an “attack on my integrity and my foundation.”
Yele Haiti has raised more $2 million for the island nation’s earthquake relief fund as part of a special text campaign.