NEW YORK, USA – Fugitive hip-hop mogul James Rosemond was apprehended earlier on a federal warrant, accused of running a cocaine ring that trafficked drugs in music equipment cases between Los Angeles and New York. Rosemond was given up by a former friend who seeks a plea deal for more concessions.
Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, was taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration agents who got a tip that he was at the W Hotel in Union Square, law enforcement sources told NBC New York. He was arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn, and did not enter a plea.
Sources told NBC New York that Rosemond, who is known as “Jimmy Henchman” and has managed Brandy, Sean Kingston and The Game, fled and was chased by marshals up Park Avenue. He was carrying a doctored I.D. and a passport application, sources said.
Authorities believed Rosemond, who lived in Brooklyn until he went on the run in recent months, was planning to leave Thursday for the Bahamas.