The drug trial of Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond came to an end today and according to All Hip Hop, the jury found the disgraced music executive and manager guilty of all 13 charges filed against him.
“I am very disappointed by the verdict,” Rosemond’s lawyer Gerald Shargel told AllHipHop.com exclusively. “There were a lot of reasons to doubt the government’s case.”
As previously reported, Henchman, who managed artists including Game, Brandy, Akon, Sean Kingston and others, was indicted last year on 13 counts related to running a $10 million bi-coastal cocaine ring.
In the opening statements for the trial, heard on May 14 in the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, prosecutors laid out a case that Rosemond, 47, organized an intricate system that involved shipping large amounts of cocaine in music instrument cases from L.A. to New York via UPS and FedEx. Additionally, prosecutors said Rosemond used his company, Czar Entertainment, to launder money from his drug organization. Police are said to have intercepted massive bundles of cash linked to Rosemond ranging in quantity from $400,000 to $800,000.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
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