If you only believe half of what has been written in the media and any of what has been rumored; Jimmy Rosemond makes Suge Knight look like a boy scout. Rosemond has been accused of everything from orchestrating the shooting and robbery of Tupac Shakur in 1994, shooting up Chris Lighty’s office at Violator Management, extorting Sean P-Diddy Combs, putting hits out on 50 Cent, ordering the murder of a G-Unit associate and even the 2005 shooting of Suge Knight. These are just some of the things that have been speculated in the media and a court of law.
For the past 4 years, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has been embroiled in highly publicized criminal cases involving some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and the underworld. Until now, Jimmy has declined requests for interviews by every major news outlet.
Though there continues to be serious accusations being made about him that could drastically affect his life and liberty, Jimmy agreed to share his story with Don Diva Magazine knowing I would remain unbiased and fair, and not add to what he feels is a constant “assault on his character and conspiracy to imprison him for life.”
On May 17, 2011, in the eastern district of New York City an arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of James Rosemond, aka Jimmy Henchman, alleging that since 2008, he was the mastermind of a large-scale bi-coastal drug organization that trafficked and distributed hundreds of kilos of cocaine generating approximately $11 million a year. Upon execution of the warrant, Rosemond’s whereabouts were unknown and a fugitive warrant was issued for his apprehension and arrest.
Rosemond was indicted for allegedly running a continuing criminal enterprise (CCE). The Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute (commonly referred to as CCE Statute or The Kingpin Statute) is a United States federal law that targets large-scale drug traffickers who are responsible for long-term and elaborate drug conspiracies. Unlike the RICO Act, which covers a wide range of organized crime enterprises, the CCE statute covers only major narcotics organizations. Rosemond’s 13-count indictment included charges of drug trafficking, money laundering and witness tampering. In a second unrelated indictment, Rosemond was charged with murder for hire, a charge that could potentially carry the death penalty.
From the very beginning of our interview process, Jimmy was reluctant and extremely guarded. I’ve interviewed just about every major street figure, there is and I know from experience that they do not like to talk, just based on the lifestyle. Jimmy was no different, if you check his Wikipedia page there is absolutely no information on his childhood or personal life. I could tell by his responses to some of my questions that he wasn’t used to answering personal questions and it was obvious I asked him some questions no one else had ever dared to.
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