Wyclef Jean: Dirty Dozen 2010
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest
politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call
the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're
releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes
with a full-page illustration of the dynamic dozen.
Like the dreaded vuvuzelas blasting through his first campaign ad, Wyclef Jean's transition from beloved ex-Fugee to would-be Haitian politician sounded a sour note from the start. And that was before the really gnarly news started leaking: Wyclef owes millions to the IRS; Wyclef paid his mistress to run his charity; and, most disgusting of all, Wyclef used Yéle Haiti, his foundation, to pad his own pockets. By the time he was ruled ineligible to run for president, 'clef had lost a lot more than his political career. That's not a vuvuzela, pal, it's the sound of a reputation gone to mush.
Previous dirty denizens of Miami for 2010 include:
Carlos Alvarez and Norman Braman
George Alan Rekers
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