The drug conspiracy case of Hip-Hop executive and former manager of several prominent music and entertainment stars, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, has come to an expected close today after jurors found the Czar Entertainment mogul guilty on 13 counts of drug charges. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn Federal Court built a case alleging that Rosemond headed a $10 million-per-year coke operation dubbed loosely as the “Rosemond Organization,” a multi-state drug operation that involved key players in the Hip-Hop world.
After weeks of testimony and several public admissions of drug involvement from Henchman’s camp, the Rosemond defense team was fighting an uphill battle in challenging the government’s case. An exclusive quote from AllHipHop, who has been covering the case from the start, captured the the defense’s dissatisfaction with the verdict.
“I am very disappointed by the verdict,” Rosemond’s lawyer Gerald Shargel said to AllHipHop. “There were a lot of reasons to doubt the government’s case.”
Rosemond’s case read like a Hip-Hop crime saga with rappers such as Game and Slim Da Mobster alleged to have been indirectly involved with the operation. Other explosive details include Rosemond using Interscope Records offices to carry out drug and cash transactions, while the Czar Entertainment CEO was also accused of erecting an elaborate system of coke delivery via music crates between Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta.
Rosemond once managed the careers of Mike Tyson, Sheek Louch, Brandy, Akon and Gucci Mane among others under his Czar Entertainment management firm. Rosemond, facing life in prison, will be sentenced at an unconfirmed date.
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