Unpublished Dispositionunited States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Gordon Pennell; Defendant-appellant, 772 F.2d 909 (6th Cir. 1985)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 772 F.2d 909 (6th Cir. 1985) 8/12/85

E.D. Mich.




This matter is before the Court upon the plaintiff-appellee's motion to dismiss and defendant-appellant's memorandum in opposition.

Defendant-appellant Pennell was convicted on ten counts of controlled substances and firearms violations and is presently serving a ten year prison sentence. On January 17, 1985, he filed a motion for a new trial, based upon newly discovered evidence, and subsequently, he requested bail, pending disposition of the motion. On February 25, 1985, the district court denied the bail request from which Pennell timely filed the instant appeal.

In an analogous situation, an order revoking bail pending disposition of a motion for new trial was not construed as a final appealable order. Browder v. United States, 168 F.2d 418, 419 (5th Cir. 1948). Even if jurisdiction were to be found in this Court, however, we conclude the district court did not err in denying bail to the defendant. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that plaintiff-appellee's motion to dismiss is granted.