Morning click: Yele Haiti under more fiscal scrutiny; Spector murder conviction appealed
By Ally Schweitzer
- More trouble for Wyclef Jean and his Yele Haiti foundation: The Smoking Gun posted the organization's 2008 tax return last week, revealing that the group paid $105,000 to Jean's personal assistant and rumored girlfriend, Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus. This is not the first time that Yele Haiti, which broke fund-raising records in the days following the Haiti earthquake, has been under fiscal scrutiny. In January it was reported that the organization paid big bucks to third parties controlled by its own board members. Now Yele Haiti has the Gawker commenters going crazy, and it's just gonna be a lousy week for Wyclef.
- Phil Spector's attorneys have appealed his murder conviction, claiming that the judge made mistakes in the music producer's second trial, including introducing new evidence and offering his own testimony. Spector is currently serving 19 to life for shooting actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.
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