West Coast rapper The Game may not like snitches, but it looks like he may have hired one.
According to published reports, The Game’s manager and Czar Entertainment CEO, Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond, is being accused of providing information to law enforcement officials dating back in the mid-90’s.
According to Rosemond’s former lawyer, the allegations are absolutely true. In documents leaked to the NYDailyNews.com, one of Rosemond’s former lawyers cites many instances where the CEO has aided authorities in apprehending criminals. The lawyer states that his repeated cooperation with authorities aided in asking for leniency in a Los Angeles gun case.
The lawyer also noted that Rosemond’s dime-dropping helped Brooklyn prosecutors send a man to jail – exactly what the “stop snitching” campaign rails against.
Although his former lawyer states that Rosemond is a snitch, his new lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, says his client is no snitch, no matter what’s in court papers and that although he met with federal prosecutors, his client never signed a cooperation agreement.
“The fact is that prosecutors later claimed he flat-out lied to them, and they weren’t happy about it,” Top Defense Lawyer Jefferey Lichtman told NYdailynews.com. “He met with [federal prosectors] for a single session, but there are plenty of reasons people meet with prosecutors. His lawyer at the time inflated what happened in an attempt to get a better sentence, and it didn’t work.”
According to the published court records, while Rosemond was held on a drug and gun case in North Carolina in 1996, four inmates plotted a jailbreak and asked him to join. He alerted authorities and spent several days in solitary to avoid retribution, his lawyer at the time wrote in court papers obtained by The News from federal archives.
In 1997, facing bail-jumping charges in New York, Rosemond gave information about crooked jail officials who altered paperwork to let him post bail. [Rosemond] made “several monitored phone calls to one of the correction officers, “but the target was suspicious and “reluctant to speak with Mr. Rosemond,” court papers said.
In 1998, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn contacted Rosemond, seeking his cooperation in what documents describe only as a “historical criminal investigation.” Rosemond was “debriefed at length by federal agents and prosecutors.” The defendant was convicted at trial, “confirming the accuracy of his information provided by Mr. Rosemond to the government,” his then-lawyer noted.
And then lastly, court records show that in his 2000 gun case, his lawyer at the time, argued for leniency because of his “assistance.” The judge gave him 19 months, citing only the prosecutors’ delay in bringing the case.
Lichtman told NYdailynews.com that although Redmond is not an “angel”, he is no “rat” and that the leaked court documents are a result of a scorned lawyer who “couldn’t do his job”.
As of press time, Redmond has not personally responded to the claims.