Hip-hop manager and Czar Entertainment CEO, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond is facing federal drug charges, but not without a fight.
Jimmy, who once managed rapper, The Game, pled not guilty to witness tampering, obstruction of justice and intentionally conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, his lawyer confirmed to MTV News.
James was arrested Tuesday after leading DEA agents and US Marshals on a foot chase in Manhattan. The authorities finally caught up with him on 21st street and Park Avenue South.
The DEA filed a complaint containing detailed accounts of a bi-coastal drug-trafficking operation that was allegedly headed by Jimmy.
But this is not his first time attached to a crime. Last week, an inmate Dexter Issac confessed to robbing the late Tupac Shakur in 1994 outside of Quad studio. Dexter claims Jimmy paid hi $2,500 to make the hit. Dexter made his confession, outraged by James, who labeled Dexter as a government informant last month.
Jimmy’s attorney, Jeffery Lichtman, told MTV News after the arrest that his client is ready to face the Feds. “These charges obviously aren’t surprising, we’ve been anticipating them for years now,” Jeffery said.
He continued, “But they’re built on the backs of people that have lied and cheated, have been threatened, have been bribed by the government. Anything to get Jimmy Rosemond, but all of this is going to be exposed. We’ve been waiting a long time for our day in court—we finally have it.”
— Tiara Kennedy
Man confesses to 1994 Tupac attack