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Past of 'cocaine cowboys' pilot may come back to haunt him

Past of 'cocaine cowboys' pilot may come back to haunt him

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The colorful past of a pilot who has long bragged about flying loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era in the 1980s may come back to haunt him in an auto fraud case. A federal judge agreed Friday to let prosecutors use as evidence much of Mickey Munday's open bragging about his past in media interviews, social media posts and in the 2006 documentary "Cocaine Cowboys." But U.S. District Judge Robert Scola ruled that most direct drug references can't be introduced. "I'm trying to minimize the term 'cocaine cowboy' being used," Scola said at a hearing. "It's very prejudicial." What Scola will allow in the auto fraud trial, which starts Tuesday, are references Munday frequently made about his prowess as a pilot, driver and boat captain. Prosecutors say it's r...