Wyclef Jeans charity ‘Yele Haiti’ was supposed to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of last years devastating earthquake, but over two-thirds of the money they collected last year is either missing or was funneled to companies owned in whole or part by Jean, his friends, or his family, or in one case to a company that doesn’t actually exist.
The NY Post says…
Yele Haiti’s coffers swelled to $16 million in 2010 (but they) spent just $5.1 million for emergency relief efforts, including food and water delivery to makeshift survivor camps.
Yele Haiti paid five contractors, including P&A Construction — which received $353,983 and is run by Warnel Pierre, the brother of Jean’s wife, Claudinette.
A purported Miami business called Amisphere Farm Labor Inc. received a whopping $1,008,000 as a “food distributor.”
No trace of the company could be found, but records show the company’s head, Amsterly Pierre, bought three properties in Florida last year, including a condo in an upscale waterfront community.
The address listed for the business is an auto-repair shop in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, where a worker said he had never heard of Pierre or Amisphere.
On one hand, it’s suspicious that the food distributor with a million dollars is also an auto body shop in Miami. On the other hand, driving to Haiti to distribute the food is probably really tough on their cars.