As his legal troubles continue to pile up, things seem to be getting darker for James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond.
The former Hip Hop mogul was indicted on Friday, along with 5 other men, for conspiring to kill Lowell Fletcher, an associate of 50 Cent, in 2009.
Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said Mr. Rosemond and the five other defendants had â€œoperated like a mini-gang, allegedly committing a revenge killing, and a host of drug and firearms offenses.â€ A seventh man was also charged with firearms and narcotics offenses but not murder.
Mr. Rosemond and another man hired at least two of the defendants to kill Mr. Fletcher in exchange for drugs, according to the indictment in United States District Court in Manhattan.
Earlier this month, Rosemond was convicted on drug charges for distributing millions of dollars worth of cocaine across the United States.
But it was recently revealed that during his long legal process, Rosemond gave new evidence in the 1994 attack and shooting of late rapper Tupac Shakur.
According to a report by the Village Voice, Rosemond confessed to being involved in the assault, which many have blamed as the spark that set off the chain of events leading to both Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.‘s tragic deaths.
Rosemond secretly admitted to involvement in Tupac’s ambush during one of nine “Queen For A Day” proffer sessions with the government last autumn, court transcripts show. (In such sessions, suspects under investigation choose to enter an agreement with the government to confess knowledge of certain crimes with the agreement that the information won’t be used to prosecute them.) His confession unfolded as he was trying to carve out a cooperation deal that might lead to a reduced sentence, according to federal prosecutors.
Rosemond, who already faces life in jail for his drug conviction, will never be charged for his role in the 1994 ambush on Shakur, which was classified by NYPD as a robbery. Nobody will. In New York, the statute of limitations on robbery is seven years, which means the time to prosecute anyone for the Quad case expired 11 years ago. No one will ever go to jail for attacking Tupac: Not Jimmy. Not Dexter, nor any of his other henchmen.
Jimmy has long denied having any part in the incident, even after Dexter Isaac, a former friend, came forward last year accusing him of setting the whole thing up.