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‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Clip Properly Used in Subject’s Fraud Trial

Jan. 13, 2020, 8:13 PM

Prosecutors didn’t violate the Federal Rules of Evidence when they used footage from the documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” in the mail fraud trial against one of the subjects of the show, the Eleventh Circuit said.

Michael Munday was previously convicted on drug charges. After he was released from prison, however, he was interviewed for “Cocaine Cowboys,” where he described his exploits using tow trucks to smuggle drugs.

While Munday was speaking on the show, shots of speed boats and flatbed tow trucks flashed on the screen.

Munday developed a cult following, and made an audio book to tell more of his...

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