James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond’s Brooklyn trial has finally drawn to a close.
On Tuesday (June 5), Rosemond was found guilty on all the charges that he faced in the drugs case, which has been running since last month.
The former Hip-Hop manager, who allegedly led a vast drugs ring entitled the Rosemond Organisation, was found guilty on a total of 13 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering. Prosecutors found the organization to have trafficked over 100 kilos of cocaine from the West Coast to New York.
"Hiding behind his image as a music mogul, he pretended to work to bring music and creativity to his community. The trial showed he was nothing more than a calculating drug dealer," said Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.
Rosemond owned the music management company, Czar Entertainment, as well as representing Compton rapper, Game, and the star of HBO’s The Wire, Michael K. Williams. The actor appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday in support of his friend.
Rosemond’s sentence has not yet been issued, but he faces the possibility of life in prison.
- By Fiona Guest