joseph wiseman

Matt Bush / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene has been sentenced to seven years in prison and must pay a $100-thousand fine for the various fraud and corruption charges she pleaded guilty to earlier this year.  

Joseph Wiseman, the contractor involved in the final of three indictments against former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene, plead guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud.  His guilty plea is the fifth prosecutors have achieved over the past year for an investigation into corruption and fraud in Buncombe County government.  He faces up to five years in prison when sentenced.