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Federal judge agrees to delay trial for the last of the “Cocaine Cowboys”

October 18, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Federal judge agrees to delay trial for the last of the “Cocaine Cowboys”

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A judge has delayed the trial for a Florida man who eluded capture on drug charges for 26 years and is described by authorities as the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys.”

A federal district court judge agreed to delay the trial of 56-year-old Gustavo “Taby” Falcon until Feb. 5, court records show.

The opening arguments had been scheduled to begin Oct. 30. However, Falcon’s attorney requested more time to prepare for the case, The Associated Press reported.

Falcon vanished in 1991 when he, his older brother Augusto “Willie” Falcon, Salvador “Sal” Magluta and others were charged in a federal indictment.

The “cocaine cowboys” gang purportedly smuggled at least 75 tons of cocaine into the U.S. during the hyper-violent “Miami Vice” era.

Federal agents arrested Falcon back in April near Orlando, where he lived with his wife under an assumed identity He has pleaded not guilty to drug conspiracy charges.

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