A federal arrest warrant has been issued for music industry veteran Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond — who manages the careers of the Game and Sean Kingston — for his connection with a drug trafficking case.
The New York Post reported that the warrant was issued last week after the feds indicted Rosemond for his alleged involvement in a cocaine distribution ring.
At press time, the paper said Rosemond had not yet been located.
While a law enforcement official confirmed that a fugitive warrant is out for Rosemond, his lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, told the New York Post, “Although a federal prosecutor has told me that there is an arrest warrant out, they have refused to provide me with the warrant or a copy of the charges.”
Jimmy has had a notorious reputation in the hip-hop industry for some time. At one time, his street credibility was never in question.
However, he was at the center of controversy late last year when the New York Daily News reported that he had been named in court records as an informant for state and federal law enforcement officials dating back to the mid-1990s. Also in docs, his former lawyers requested leniency in a 2000 gun case against Rosemond in Los Angeles, citing his repeated cooperation with authorities.
He eventually filed a $100 million lawsuit against the newspaper, and former Los Angeles Times reporter Chuck Phillips, in an effort to clear his name.
In 2008, Rosemond — along with Diddy — called for the firing of Phillips after the journalist implicated Rosemond in an article claiming that he was among the men behind the 1994 ambush of late rapper Tupac Shakur at a New York recording studio.