Miami Lakes votes to pay former Mayor Michael Pizzi $1.7 million for legal fees

In what could seem like a hasty and behind-closed-doors decision, the Miami Lakes Council agreed to pay former Mayor Michael Pizzi — who was arrested in 2013 on federal bribery charges but acquitted a year later — for $1.7 million for the legal fees he incurred in his defense.

Wasn’t this supposed to come back for a hearing with public input?

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