James ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond Sentenced to Life In Prison
Former rap mogul James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond was sentenced Friday (Oct. 26) to life in prison plus an extra five years for masterminding a multimillion-dollar drug-trafficking operation in New York.
Federal Judge John Gleeson scolded Henchman, who decline to speak in court, for not utilizing his talents in a positive direction.
"You're the kingpin," he said (quotes from New York Daily News). "Not all kingpins necessarily deserve a life sentence but you certainly do."
"You're a very intelligent and capable person and you chose this life," he added.
The judge also rejected Rosemond's bid for a new trial claiming that a juror was tainted by reports he read on the Internet about Rosemond's alleged involvement in the shooting of Tupac Shakur in 1994.
Last year, Rosemond allegedly admitted to setting up Shakur's infamous ambush at Quad Studios in New York during one of his nine proffer sessions. He also claims that during one of the interviews, federal investigators asked him about Diddy’s sex life and whether he like underage boys.
The 48-year-old music veteran, who use to manage Game and Sean Kingston, also faces a trial next month on murder-for-hire charges for allegedly ordering a hit of an ex-con suspected of assaulting Rosemond’s teenage son. The deceased, Lowell Fletcher, was allegedly an associate of rapper 50 Cent. Rosemond is scheduled to go to trial on those charges on Nov. 18.