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James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond’s drug trial day 8: Former employee testifies, Al Sharpton brought into investigation

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond’s drug trial continued into today, as his business dealings have been investigated for well over a year. Last summer, Jimmy Henchman was accused of heading a cocaine ring throughout the United States. In the eyes of many, Jimmy Henchman was simply the head of Czar Entertainment, a popular management firm home of many urban entertainers.

While the company did open doors for Game and assisted many other big names in maintaining their relevance, it was all said to be a front for Jimmy Henchman’s criminal enterprise. Almost a year to the day of when the warrant for his arrest was released, Jimmy Henchman began standing trial for these accusations. In the time since then, a number of people have given their testimonies.

On the eighth day of the trial, former Czar employee, Tony Martin, testified. Initially believing he was working for a legitimate company, Martin said he was roped into Jimmy Henchman’s primary business. After being pulled into the business, Tony Martin admitted he felt he would not get caught, because he did not have direct access to the cocaine. He also said he had no idea drugs were being shipped until 2010. At this point, he was already transporting large amounts of money to different members of the organization.

Tony Martin went on to reveal Jimmy Henchman’s relationships with Rev. Al Sharpton, Queen Latifah, and many others. He had planned to produce a TV show for Shaprton and began covering his travel expenses, according to Martin. After his son got into an altercation with a G-Unit affiliate, Henchman planned to use Al Sharpton to get him back, as stated by Martin. Gerald Shargel said Martin, who is facing 20 years in prison for his involvement, is not a credible witness. Martin has entered a plea bargain and Shargel said he has already lied to the government in this deal.

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