Testimony ends in former ‘cocaine cowboys’ pilot fraud trial
MIAMI (AP) — Testimony has ended in an auto fraud trial of a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era.
A federal jury is scheduled Wednesday to begin deliberating the fate of 72-year-old Mickey Munday, who has become well known through his open bragging about his past in interviews, social media posts and starring role in the 2006 documentary film “Cocaine Cowboys.”
Prosecutors say the ring stole cars through use of false paperwork. Munday’s defense is that he wasn’t aware of the fraud.
Munday’s alleged role in the auto fraud ring was transporting and hiding the stolen vehicles, similar to his work in the 1980s for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin cartel and later the Cali cartel.
He served about nine years in prison during the 1990s.