Ex-‘Cocaine Cowboy' Pilot, 7 Others Charged With Auto Fraud

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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