Jimmy Henchman

EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Henchman Trial Day 12: Jurors Deliberate; Actor, Friend Michael K. Williams of "The Wire" Comments On His Fate

(AllHipHop News) Jurors began deliberating the fate of James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond today (June 4), as the music industry mogul’s federal cocaine distribution trial comes to a close.

Judge John Gleeson, who tried legendary gangster John Gotti, gave instructions to the jury, who listened intently after 12 days of controversial, blockbuster testimony.

Family and friends packed the court room as Rosemond sat calmly in a black pinstriped suit and listened to the instructions, with his hands clasped and folded.

Actor Michael K. Williams of “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire,” came to court today to support Rosemond, with whom he grew up with in Brooklyn.

“I’ve known Jimmy since we were kids, growing up in Flatbush, so we are talking about a good 30 some odd years,” Michael Williams told AllHipHop.com.

Michael Williams said that Czar Entertainment managed his career between 2005-2008, and that Rosemond was instrumental in helping him land acting jobs and live appearances, in addition to placing him in videos.

“Even though the charges against him are horrific, I feel hopeful that he’s going to beat them,” Williams told AllHipHop.com.

Williams, who played a drug king named “Omar Little” on “The Wire” and “Chalky White” on “Boardwalk Empire,” noted the similarity between his characters and the real-life accusations against his former manager.

“It’s ironic, but I really have no thoughts on that,” he said.

In addition to Williams, family members and close associates of Rosemond gathered outside of the court as the jurors deliberated.

“The government doesn’t play fair, and everyone gotta keep an open mind,” said longtime friend Black Primo of Black Primo Entertainment. “The government’s not going to treat a Black man fair.”

Rosemond’s publicist Sabrina Stowe de Fernandez said that she was hopeful that the jury would return a verdict favorable to her client:

“I have faith that the jurors will come back with a favorable verdict. Our prayers are with Jimmy and his family and we are praying for an acquittal.”

James Rosemond is facing a life
sentence if jurors find him guilty of the charges levied against him.

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  • illymac

    omar was a homosexual stick up kid/jack boy…
    not a drug king on the wire..
    fixed..

  • SBMobile

    Jimmy snitched & the government used is “snitching” testimony against him when he got caught lying to them. I’m not sure why anyone would want a snitching/liar around them. He must owe these people money!

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  • tbirdandkoolaid

    I hate when brothas play that government ain’t fair…ahah

    Yea because the almighty white man made these cats eat the cheese.

    Instead saying some sheet yea ‘these false accusations against my comrade came about when these no moral having individuals decided to tell lies’

    Black men stop giving credit to the white man.

    The longer the juors are out the better it looks for jimmy payback henchman

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       sad part for jimmy this def aint one of them situations … but hey when your back is against the wall mane you gotta pull out all the tricks LOL 😉

  • Mike9130

    It’s a wrap for Jimmy. 

    That sums it up. 

  • this muthafucka michael williams was def on his real life omar shit..

  • water_ur_seeds

    if jimmy beat this theres gonna be one almighty celebration haha

  • He wasn’t no drug king on The Wire.  He robbed drug dealers.  Why when niggas get caught doin sumthin they knew was illegal the White man ain’t treatin you fair?  Have some accountability sometimes.

  • Today is June 3rd????/ Or 4th?

    Not looking good for Jimmy.

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  • rep87

    Jimmy can only blame himself when them entertainment dollars dried up he got big in the dope game making 20 million untax dollars he could never make in the music game dont cry racism Jimmy this is part of the game we in the 4th qtr and its not looking good plus you attempted to Rat but was giving up nothing to help yourself

  • slumlord_vinny

    Flatbush Massive – Veer stand up!

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  • SDS_Overfiend

    Handle your time like a man…

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