MIAMI (AP) — The colorful past of a pilot who flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era may come back to haunt him in an auto fraud case.
A judge is to hold a hearing Friday on a request by prosecutors to use as evidence 72-year-old Mickey Munday’s open bragging about his past in interviews, social media posts and in the documentary “Cocaine Cowboys.”
Prosecutors say it’s relevant because Munday’s alleged role in the auto fraud ring was transporting the vehicles, similar to his work in the 1980s for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin cartel and later the Cali cartel.
Munday’s auto fraud trial is set to begin Tuesday.
He served about nine years in prison during the 1990s after pleading guilty to smuggling charges involving many tons of cocaine.
By CURT ANDERSON
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