Buncombe County Corruption Under the Noses of the Commissioners
The County Commissioners have a sacred trust to be accountable, transparent, exercise fiscal restraint, and to respect the hard-earned tax money of the residents they represent.
The Buncombe Commissioners are getting paid the highest salary in NC to miss conspiracy, wire fraud, bribes, kickbacks, and embezzlement by a growing list of county officials! (Remember – they produce nothing. They ‘take’ your money.) To underscore the lack of respect for Buncombe citizens - On August 1, 2018 in a letter to the NC State Board of Electors, Chairman Brownie Newman took it upon himself to commit county resources for an extra early voting site (another $40,000 of your hard-earned money). He does not have the authority to commit county resources without an open vote by all of the commissioners.
Buncombe, YOU deserve better than this. You need to get to the polls in November and start replacing them. You can start with Glenda Weinert for District 2! Jane Bilello, Chair ATP/ATPAC.
You can also get to the Buncombe Commissioner's meeting on Tuesday, 8/21 at 4PM to get your 'Drain The Buncombe Swamp.' See link for details of rally before the meeting and to get your sign, sign wave, and to hear a former attorney who sued Asheville.
8/21/2018: Ex-Buncombe managers plead not guilty to contractor kickback allegations
8/20/2018: Greene, Stone, Creighton will be arraigned Monday. Here's what to know.
8/20/2018: Buncombe County may tighten firing practices, automatic pay raises
8/18/2018: Boyle column: In Wanda Greene scandal, should we have uncovered more?
8/17/2018: Buncombe whistleblower Tim Flora details life inside a county in crisis
8/15/2018: After kickback allegations, Buncombe County to review 'every facet' of contract system
8/10/18 Pressley: Newman overstepped on early voting spending
8/9/18 Wanda Greene accused of claiming Buncombe County as a loss on tax returns
8/9/18 Corrupt or simply clueless, Buncombe commissioners have failed their most basic duty
8/8/18 Records show county still working with contractor in kickback scheme
8/8/18 Baseball, seafood, winery tours: Feds allege top Buncombe managers took swanky kickbacks
8/8/18 Feds: Wanda Greene, assistant managers traveled world under contractor kickback scheme
7/20/18 Questions still surround Buncombe County perks set up by Wanda Greene
7/17/18 Buncombe County to recoup over $2 million from life insurance company
7/12/18 Wanda Greene has nearly $120,000 in the bank; county subpoenas account activity
6/26/18 Buncombe County wants $950,000 from former manager Wanda Greene
6/15/18 Feds seize Wanda Greene's bank account amid money laundering charges
6/13/18 Ex-Buncombe manager Wanda Greene pleads not guilty to money laundering, fraud charges
6/11/18 Buncombe County Manager Mandy Stone to retire amid Wanda Greene investigation
6/6/18 What we know: New criminal charges in Wanda Greene case explained
5/1/18 Ex-Buncombe manager Wanda Greene offered to resign during 2000 investigation, sheriff says
4/27/18 How Wanda Greene Became an accused embezzler, and what's next for thhe Ex-Buncombe manager
4/5/18 Ex-Buncombe manager Wanda Greene, son indicted: Embezzlement, wire fraud among charges
11/14/17 Documents: Wanda Greene under investigation for fraud