Yes, this is the same Bey who owes over $1 million to the City of Oakland and who was charged with abducting and torturing a man in 1994 (He pleaded no contest to a felony charge of false imprisonment). And, more recently, who was once a school site council leader at Fruitvale Elementary School.
On the petition, he consistently spells his name “Nedar,” instead of “Nedir,” and he signs it that way, too. Another name change, perhaps? And, as one of my Trib colleagues pointed out, one of the members listed for the proposed charter’s board of directors was Natalie Bayton, who voted to loan Bey’s failed healthcare company the $1.5 million when she served on the Oakland City Council back in 1996.