Sat 26 Oct 2013
Former music executive James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond was sentenced to life in prison on Friday afternoon in Brooklyn Federal Court. The past hip-hop mogul was found guilty of running a multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring, laundering millions from drug proceeds through his Czar Entertainment management company. Serving as CEO of Czar Entertainment, Rosemond also orchestrated narcotics to be shipped in crates, hidden in various pieces of musical equipment.
“His image as a music impresario was a cover for the real Jimmy Rosemond, a thug in a suit,” says Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch. “My resilience and determination will overcome all adversity and history will vindicate and be kinder to me,” Rosemand said in a statement to AllHipHop via his publicist. The 48-year-old previously managed artists such as The Game, Brandy, and Sean Kingston.