Former music manager James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond was sentenced to life in prison on Oct. 25 following his June 2012 conviction on 13 federal charges. Rosemond was accused of heading the “Rosemond Organization,” a criminal enterprise that trafficked cocaine throughout several major U.S. cities. The prosecutors found that Rosemond was filtering drug money through his New York-based management company, Czar Entertainment.
“My resilience and determination will overcome all adversity and history will vindicate and be kinder to me,” Jimmy Henchman told AllHipHop.com via a statement from his publicist, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez.
Rosemond is currently still facing a murder charge relating to the death of Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher. Lodi Mack had served almost two years in prison for physically assaulting Rosemond’s young son, James Rosemond Jr. when he was shot and killed in the Bronx in 2009. Rosemond will go on trial for that murder in November.
Jimmy Henchman rose to fame in the 1990s as a music manager, overseeing the careers of some of the biggest names in urban music, including Brandy and the Fugees. He also later managed the careers of stars such as The Game and Sean Kingston. He was arrested on conspiracy charges in 2011. Rosemond has also been implicated in the 1994 Manhattan shooting of late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur.
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