"I'm the mayor," claim two men in small Florida town

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI Fla (Reuters) – Both the sitting mayor and his predecessor in a small town near Miami are claiming the community’s top spot after a federal jury this week cleared suspended Mayor Michael Pizzi of corruption charges. Following the acquittal on Thursday, Pizzi showed up at Miami Lakes town hall proclaiming: “I’m the mayor.” But sitting Mayor Wayne Slaton, a town founder who took on the job when Pizzi was suspended last year, is not budging. Pizzi was charged in August 2013 with one count of conspiracy to commit extortion and four counts of accepting bribes. Prosecutors said that Pizzi accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as representatives of a Chicago consulting firm.

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