Former hip-hop mogul James “Henchman” Rosemond had his day in court, in regard to his 2011 arrest for allegedly running a national drug ring. This week, he was found guilty.
According to AllHipHop.com, the once predominant music executive was found guilty on all charges he faced in his drug trial on Tuesday (June 5), which original started last month. Federal prosecutors won convictions on all 13 indictments against Rosemond for his part in the “Rosemond Organization,” including cocaine distribution, conspiracy, money laundering, firearms possession and witness tampering.
AllHipHop.com says the former music mogul was “silent and emotionless as he learned his fate.”
Rosemond is a former music executive, who helped guide the careers of high-profile musicians such as The Game and Sean Kingston, through his Czar Entertainment. However, the Feds allege that the company was a front for a bi-coastal, $10 million-a-year drug organization that moved money and narcotics from New York to California. Authorities said Jimmy’s organization used “road cases”, typically for the transport musical equipment, to move drugs.
Vacuum-sealed bags and mustard were also used to conceal the smell from drug-sniffing dogs.
“James Rosemond never touched a kilo of cocaine,” defense lawyer Gerald Shargel said during the trial’s opening statements. “He is not that kingpin that the government says he was.”
Rosemond pleaded not guilty and his trial began May 15, and this week, things came to a close.
He faces life in prison. Sentencing will come at a later date, which has yet to be announced.