The trial of Hip-Hop mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond began today in a Brooklyn Federal Court. Rosemond has managed artists like Game, Brandy, Akon and others, is accused of being the drug lord of a $10 million cocaine ring.
Rosemond is accused of organizing a conspiracy to distribute cocaine imported from Los Angeles to New York. Prosecutors claim Rosemond used FedEx and other overnight shipping companies, to send cocaine from Los Angeles to New York, where the drugs were distributed, in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and other boroughs.
Prosecutors said Rosemond headed up the cocaine empire from 2007 until 2011. “The whole system ran like clockwork,” Assistant Prosecutor Una Dean said. “For a time business was good. He [Rosemond] had a lot of money and lived a life of luxury. But he didn’t just have money, he had cash, so he could continue to build his drug empire.”
Prosecutors accused Rosemond of using his management company, Czar Entertainment, as a front, to launder his drug proceeds.
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