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Mt. Vernon mayor arrested in Birmingham Water Works corruption case

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Mayor Terry Williams (Photo: mtvernonal.com) Mayor Terry Williams (Photo: mtvernonal.com)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WALA) -

Three people connected to the Birmingham Water Works Board, including Mt. Vernon Mayor Terry Williams, were indicted Wednesday on multiple counts of violating state ethics laws.

All three turned themselves in at the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham. They were booked on charges of embezzlement with a $30,000 bond.

Those arrested also include the Chair of the Birmingham Water Works Board, Sherry Lewis, and Jerry Jones, the former Vice President of Arcadis, an engineering firm that did business with the board

Mayor Terry Williams owns Global Solutions International, Inc. The company is an Arcadis subcontractor.

According to the office of Attorney General Steve Marshall, the Birmingham division of the FBI assisted with the investigation into allegations of corruption involving Birmingham Water Works, Arcadis, and Global Solutions International. According to the AG's office and the FBI, no additional information about the investigation or alleged crimes can currently be released.

If convicted, Lewis, Jones, and Williams could face a maximum of 20 years in prison and fines of $30,000 for each of the counts in the indictments.

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