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Music Manager Arrested For Cocaine Trafficking

May 21. 2011

Jimmy Henchman (left) and rapper Wyclef Jean (right)

Another case of life imitating art has surfaced in the arrest and conviction of famed music manager, Jimmy Henchman, real name James Rosemond, who was indicted on massive cocaine charges. Henchman has represented music stars such as Brandy, Akon, Game, Gucci Mane and Shyne, to name a few.

It is alleged Henchman used his management company and recording studio, to traffic large quantities of narcotics in and around America, then distributed the cash proceeds, via an elaborate scheme involving Fedex and rented mail boxes. Money was shipped through the mail, vacuum sealed and coated in mustard, to throw off dogs that sniff mail packages. Henchman's arrest is said to be part of a larger drug  probe into rap music.  

The entertainment industry is no stranger to entertainers being involved with organized crime. The late Notorious B.I.G. was a drug dealer, who got involved with the Genovese mafia, as confirmed by FBI reports. Former Sony CEO, Tommy Mottola, who was married to singer Mariah Carey, after she broke up his 20-year marriage, bragged of his mafia ties in Vanity Fair. 

Rapper 50 Cent was also a drug dealer. Rapper, Jay-Z, another drug dealer, continues to boasts about his debauched life in profane songs. Lastly, pop singer Madonna, has financial ties to the mafia, even dated a member of it as well. In closing, many people in the entertainment industry are always looking to make a fast buck, which often entails breaking the law. What a horrible example to set.  


Details Emerge In Jimmy Henchman’s Cocaine Indictment; Mogul To Be Sentenced Next Month

May 17, 2011 - Details are emerging in the federal cocaine conspiracy case against music mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, who is accused of distributing drugs along with several co-defendants. Rosemond is accused of being involved in a drug organization that regularly shipped cocaine in via overnight delivery services and later, road cases used for holding equipment, to recording studios in New York. 

Millions of proceeds in cash was then sent back to Los Angeles, using Federal Express and other overnight delivery services as well. The proceeds were then sent back to various mailboxes on the West coast, coated in mustard and vacuum sealed, in order to throw off drug sniffing dogs looking for illegal currency...


Cocaine Probe Targets Rap Music Figures

MAY 17--The Drug Enforcement Administration probe that has ensnared a well-known rap music manager is focusing on the shipment of kilos of cocaine from Los Angeles to New York by a narcotics ring that stashed the drug in “road cases” delivered to recording studios, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Payment for the cocaine was sent back to the West Coast in vacuum-sealed packages that were coated with mustard, the pungent smell of which was intended to conceal from drug-sniffing dogs the scent of narcotics on the currency. To date, the ongoing investigation--which is being overseen by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn--has resulted in felony charges against about six defendants, several of whom are connected to the rap music industry...



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