Mecom v. United States - 434 U.S. 1340 (1977)
U.S. Supreme Court
Mecom v. United States, 434 U.S. 1340 (1977)
Mecom v. United States
Decided September 20, 1977
434 U.S. 1340
Application for reduction of allegedly excessive $750,000 bail pending applicant's appeal to the Court of Appeals from his conviction of conspiring to possess marihuana with intent to distribute it, is denied where it appears that applicant was involved in a large-scale marihuana smuggling enterprise from Mexico; that his wife, a coindictee and his "connection" in Mexico, is a fugitive from justice there; that another associate in the enterprise is also a fugitive; that applicant and his associates were frequently in possession of large amounts of cash; and that he paid $100,000 for the murder -- unsuccessfully attempted -- of an associate suspected of cooperating with the authorities.