Former county manager reaches plea deal in corruption case
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Court records show a former county manager in North Carolina has reached a plea deal on federal charges and has agreed to repay $750,000 of taxpayer money illegally spent on life insurance, shopping, vacations and other items.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that court records filed Thursday show Wanda Greene reached the agreement on four charges, including one count of receipt of kickbacks and bribes.
A judge must approve the deal. Greene faces up to 33 years in prison and $1 million in fines for the four counts.
Greene is the last of the indicted Buncombe County officials to agree to a plea deal. Former managers Mandy Stone and Jon Creighton pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, as did Greene’s son and former county employee, Michael Greene.
Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com