The founder and chief executive of a troubled charter-school network in Brooklyn was accused by state prosecutors Thursday of repeatedly failing to pay income taxes and creating phony records.
Eddie Calderon-Melendez, the CEO of the Believe High School Network, failed to pay taxes on more than $1.4 million in compensation between 2005 and 2010, Attorney General Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the indictment. During that period, Calderon-Melendez allegedly never filed a tax return.
Calderon-Melendez couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday. All three schools in the network, Williamsburg, Southside and Northside Charter High Schools, are located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.