James ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond Found Guilty Of Drug Trafficking
James “Henchman” Rosemond was found guilty of operating a drug trafficking ring in a Brooklyn federal court earlier today according to reports from AllHipHop.com.The music exec who once managed Compton rapper The Game and ran Czar Entertainment was found guilty of all 13 charges against him by a jury.
Although Rosemond didn’t visibly react to the ruling, his family and supporters were clearly unsettled by the decision of the jury. “I am very disappointed by the verdict. There were a lot of reasons to doubt the government’s case,” said Rosemond’s lawyer Gerald Shargel.
Federal prosecutors presented evidence that not only linked Rosemond to the narcotics trade but indicated that he was allegedly in charge of an organization that shipped hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from the West Coast to the East Coast using courier services and his connections in the music industry.
Wyclef Jean was financially connected to Rosemond last month after the Czar CEO admitted to giving the Fugees member $60,000 which had been acquired illegally, although Jean was not aware of the sum’s source. Through Czar entertainment Rosemond managed acts such as Akon, Brandy, Gucci Mane, Sheek Louch, Mike Tyson and a number of other artists.