Former Birmingham Water Works Chairwoman sentenced Thursday

Former Birmingham Water Works Chairwoman sentenced Thursday
Sherry Lewis.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Former Birmingham Water Works Board Chairwoman Sherry Lewis was sentenced Thursday to 36 months probation, 400 hours of community service, court costs and fines.

Lewis was found guilty in October.

Lewis was arrested in 2017 on felony ethics charges. Prosecutors said Lewis used her public job for personal gain.

The indictment alleges Lewis used her position as chair of the BWWB to obtain money, a no-show job for a family member, free meals, and other improper benefits.

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