Former music executive Jimmy Henchman, born James Rosemond, was sentenced to life in prison in Brooklyn Federal Court on Friday. Henchman was found guilty of running a multi-million bi-coastal drug-trafficking ring under the disguise of his Czar Entertainment, a music management company that would hide copious amounts of narcotics in crates used to ship musical equipment.
“His image as a music impresario was a cover for the real Jimmy Rosemond, a thug in a suit,” boldly stated Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.
As the CEO of Czar Entertainment, Henchman, now 48, once managed the careers of Brandy, Gucci Mane, Game, Salt-N-Pepa and Akon.
“My resilience and determination will overcome all adversity and history will vindicate and be kinder to me,” Henchman told AllHipHop.com in a statement through his publicist following his sentencing.
This isn’t Henchman’s last day in court. He is facing the death penalty for the 2009 murder of Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, which he is accused of orchestrating.