Ex-Cocaine Cowboy Pilot, 7 Others Charged with Auto Fraud

MIAMI (AP) — A former pilot for Colombia's Medellin cartel during Miami's "cocaine cowboy" years has been indicted along with seven others from Florida and Missouri in a complex automobile fraud scheme.

Miami federal prosecutors said in a news release Thursday that 71-year-old Mickey Munday was among those charged with 14 fraud counts each. Munday and the others face maximum prison sentences of 20 years on each count.A convicted felon, Munday has given frequent interviews and appears in the 2006 documentary "Cocaine Cowboys" about the violent 1982 drug trade. He did not respond to a text message seeking comment.

Investigators say the group used various means to fraudulently obtain vehicles that were later sold for more than $1.6 million between 2008 and 2016.

Prosecutors say Munday's role was to hide the vehicles.

 
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