News: Jimmy Henchman Linked To 50 Cent Associate Murder, Feds Seeking "Death Penalty-Eligible Offense"
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 7:23PM
Incarcerated manager James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond is reportedly being targeted by federal proesecutors in relation to the murder of a 50 Cent affiliate.
According to reports, Henchman is facing charges which could potentially get him a death sentence.
"[Federal prosecutors] are in the process of putting together charges against Mr. Rosemond for a death penalty-eligible offense," Assistant US Attorney Todd Kaminsky told Brooklyn federal Judge John Gleeson. The murder that Rosemond may soon be charged in connection with took place in 2009, when two of his associates allegedly gunned down a man who was accused of assaulting Rosemond's son. Victim Lowell Flecher was associate of rap star 50 Cent. Rosemond's associates, Rodney Johnson and Brian McCleod, already are facing murder and weapons charges in Manhattan federal court stemming from Fletcher's fatal shooting. Fletcher was gunned down with a .22 caliber firearm at Jerome and Mt. Eden Avenues in The Bronx, court documents show. Prosecutors say that Johnson and McCleod fatally shot Fletcher in exchange for a promised payment of narcotics. (New York Post)
Fletcher's death is believed to be in relation to G-Unit's Tony Yayo allegedly assaulting Henchman's son five years ago.
Rosemond has long been suspected of putting a contract on Fletcher in retaliation for slapping Rosemond's then 14-year-old son. Two years before he was gunned down on a Bronx street, Fletcher pleaded guilty to assaulting the teen, but investigators believed he took the fall for Tony Yayo, a member of Fiddy's G-Unit, who had slapped the kid. Fletcher was a member of Yayo's posse. Fletcher was murdered shortly after he was released from prison for a drug conviction and for assaulting Rosemond's son. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan indicted Rodney Johnson and Brian McCleod for the murder. The indictment claims they did the killing in exchange for drugs. Rosemond, who repped rapper The Game, has been charged with running a coast-to-coast, multi-million dollar cocaine ring. He has been engaged in plea negotiations with the feds in Brooklyn which could be complicated by the upcoming murder charge. (New York Daily News)
Prior to Interscope's denial, the iconic record label was linked to Jimmy Henchman for running a drug operation last year.
Federal officials say these are findings from a year-long Drug Enforcement Administration investigation, the same investigation that led to the indictment of Czar Entertainment CEO and Game manager James Rosemond on 18 felony charges that could result in having him sentenced to life in prison. TSG further reports that while its unclear how the players in the narcotics ring had access to Interscope's offices, the Game records on the label and his road manager has been named in the trafficking plot. Rosemond is currently being held without bail in Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan. (XXL Mag)
After going on the run for drug-related charges last spring, Rosemond was eventually arrested over the summer and has remained behind bars ever since.
The hip-hop mogul spotted the agents at about noon as he walked out of the W Hotel in Union Square, sources said. Once on the street, Rosemond walked north and tried to outrun the agents until he was finally arrested on 21st Street and Park Avenue South. The US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn charged Rosemond in a complaint today with orchestrating the delivery of multiple kilos of cocaine from Los Angeles to the New York City metropolitan area. Millions of dollars in drug proceeds went from New York back to California, the complaint charged. (New York Post)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
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