On December 6, 2017 Lewis, Arcadis vice president Jerry Jones, and Terry Williams of Mobile County were indicted by a grand jury on state ethics charges relating to her position on the Water Works Board. She pleaded not guilty before Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Clyde Jones in January 2018. She was convicted on two of three counts at trial in October 2019 and jailed pending sentencing. On December 12 Jones gave her a 10-year suspended sentence with 3 years of probation, a fine, and 400 hours of community service.
- Archibald, John (December 6, 2017) "Birmingham Water Works chair, others charged in corruption probe." The Birmingham News
- Archibald, John (December 12, 2019) "No jail time for corrupt water board member." The Birmingham News
- Robinson, Carol (February 19, 2021) "Former Birmingham Water Works contractors plead guilty to felony ethics charges." The Birmingham News