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Hip-hop mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond again convicted of hiring hitman to kill pal of 50 Cent

November 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Hip-hop mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond again convicted of hiring hitman to kill pal of 50 Cent

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Former entertainment manager James “ Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has been convicted for the second time after he hired a hitman to murder a friend of rapper 50 Cent.

On Tuesday, a Manhattan federal jury found Rosemond guilty, who once represented A-listers such as Sean Kingston and Mike Tyson.

The New York Post reported that Rosemond was convicted of four counts of murder-for-hire, each of which carries a sentence of life behind bars.

Rosemond, who is the founder of talent company Czar Entertainment, was already behind bars for two life sentences linked to separate drug and gun offenses, so a not guilty verdict would not have given him freedom.

James “ Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond

Prosecutors argued that Rosemond ordered the kill on Fletcher weeks after he came out of from prison in 2009 for his role in roughing up Rosemond’s son as part of the ongoing dispute between G-Unit and rapper Jayceon Terrell Taylor, who goes by the nickname “The Game.”

The government presented witnesses, one of which included Brian “Slim” McCleod, who informed the jury that he helped bring Fletcher to an isolated part of the Bronx to be murdered.

This is the third trial that Rosemond is facing over the hit. The first trial led to a hung jury and the second led to a conviction, but a federal appeals court requested a new trial.

Rosemond’s attorneys contended during the two-week trial that McCleod and others were only testifying to reduce their sentences.

“There is no physical evidence in this case that proves Jimmy intended Lowell Fletcher to be killed instead of shot at,” Rosemond’s attorney David Touger said to the jury in his closing statement.

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