BRADENTON, Fla. — The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into an $83.3 million bond deal that Miami-Dade County sold last year on behalf of the county’s financially ailing Public Health Trust.

The SEC on April 8 sent a subpoena to John Copeland, chairman of the PHT, which is the county-appointed governing body of Jackson Health System. The public health care system, which includes Jackson Memorial Hospital, is owned by Miami-Dade County.

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