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Haiti's Wyclef Jean defends charity

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — 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.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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