The verdict in the drug trial of James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond is in—Guilty.
The music industry mogul and former manager of the Game was found guilty of all 13 charges against him in a Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday (June 5), as first reported by AllHipHop.com.
All trial long, federal prosecutors had been building their case against Rosemond, accusing him of shipping hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in a coast-to-coast operation dubbed the, “Rosemond Organization.”
Tuesday, a jury found Rosemond guilty. The former CEO of Czar Entertainment, which was managerially associated with acts like Game, Mike Tyson, Sheek Louch, Gucci Mane, Akon and Brandy, will be sentenced on a future date. He’s facing life in prison.
“I am very disappointed,” Rosemond’s attorney Gerald Shargel said. “I thought that there were reasons to doubt and we intend to pursue and appeal and take advantage of all legal remedies available to us.
“As I said in my closing statements, the prosecution that in my view could not be trusted,” he added. “It rested in large part on the word of people who have been proven to be liars again and again, who hoodwinked the government again and again with their previous lying and the government seems so willing to embrace these people, these cooperators. I’m still under the view that the prosecution’s case could not be trusted, but I have to deal with the verdict. I’m going to continue fighting for Jimmy.”
Shargel added that he plans on filing motions during the summer in trying to appeal before the sentencing is scheduled on October 19.
Today’s ruling aside, former Los Angeles Times reporter, Chuck Phillips, had long tried to link Rosemond to being involved in the 1996 murder of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur.—Mark Lelinwalla