Earlier this week, Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond’s publicist denied that Rosemond admitted to setting up the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur.
Journalist Chuck Phillips reported than Rosemond made the admission in 2011 during a session with the government, which allows suspects to confess to crimes in exchange for an agreement that the confession would not be used to prosecute them.
MTV News reports that Gerald Shargel, Rosemond’s attorney, is now saying that Rosemond made no such admission. “The statement by the prosecutor that Jimmy Rosemond had confessed or admitted to being involved in the 1994 shooting of Tupac is totally false,” he said. “He categorically and emphatically denied that he had participation or role in that shooting and that was clear from the outset.”
“Her statement was positively and absolutely false whether intentional, or not intentional. I think not intentional,” said Shargel of the prosecutor. “She was not the prosecutor who sat in on any of the proffer sessions with Mr. Rosemond.”
“We stand by it to this day,” he added.