On June 5th, the CEO of Czar Entertainment, James Rosemond, famously known as Jimmy Henchman, was found guilty on all charges associated with a drug case that began in May. Rosemond was a very successful manager for many music artists, athletes and actors including Brandy, Sean Kingston, Gucci Mane, Mike Tyson and The Game.
Apparently, record dealing and label management weren’t his only business dealings. According to many news sources as well as MTV, “federal prosecutors charged that it was all a front for a bicoastal $10 million-a-year drug organization that moved money and narcotics from New York to California.” Of the 13 charges that he was found guilty of, the most severe charges are for cocaine distribution, conspiracy, money laundering, firearms possession and witness tampering.
This incident was not Rosemond’s first involvement with the law. He has been arrested numerous times in the past. According to multiple media sources, he was arrested for the murder of 50 Cent’s G-Unit affiliate, Lodi Mack, which was said to be a murder-for-hire that occurred in February 2012. In addition to this arrest, it was said that James Rosemond was also involved in the shooting of Tupac in 1994, which is still being investigated further.
Rosemond’s defense lawyer Gerald Shargel was very adamant that Henchman “never touched a kilo of cocaine.” At the Brooklyn federal court house today as the trial came to a close, Rosemond’s lawyer stated that he was very disappointed by the verdict because of the fact that he believes that there were many doubts to the government’s case against Rosemond. However, Rosemond’s may end up in prison for life afer his sentencing, set to take place at a later date.Tags: 50 Cent, All Hip Hop, Brandy, Czar Entertainment, drug trafficking, Gucci Mane, James Rosemond, JImmy Henchman, Life in Prison, Mike Tyson, MTV, Sean Kingston, the game, Tupac Shakur