Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi has entered a not guilty plea in federal court.
Pizzi appeared in federal court in Miami Friday to face public corruption charges.
He is accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks in connection with a federal grant deal for the Town of Miami Lakes.
Pizzi was arrested following an undercover FBI sting that also culminated in the arrest of Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Marono and lobbyists Richard Candia and Jorge Forte.
(Photo: Town of Miami Lakes)