Acquitted Fla. Mayor Sues City To Recoup Legal Fees

Law360, New York (August 21, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A Florida mayor who was reinstated following his acquittal on federal bribery and extortion charges has sued his town for legal fees in a state court, saying it failed in its duty to pay for his representation during the trial.

Michael A. Pizzi Jr., mayor of Miami Lakes, Florida, filed the complaint Thursday, seeking declaratory relief and common law payment for the outside counsel he says he was forced to retain when the town refused to provide a lawyer.

The town never offered to defend Pizzi or pay for his defense, even though it provided outside counsel for the defense of...

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