Interscope Shoots Down Drug Trafficking Claims Involving Game’s Manager
Interscope Records has issued a statement denying reports that the label's offices were used as a drug-trafficking portal by Game's manager James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond of Czar Entertainment. The allegation stem from a letter containing evidence against Rosemond who was recently indicted on 18 felony charges for his role in the cocaine ring.
In a statement, the company's spokesperson said:
"The information being reported in the press regarding Interscope Records' involvement with the ongoing criminal prosecution of James Rosemond is both erroneous and completely unsupported. Interscope Records has been informed by the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York that there is no evidence that any employee of UMG or Interscope Records had any involvement in the drug trafficking ring being prosecuted by that office, nor any knowledge of the contents of any of the packages that were purportedly shipped to its offices. Further, neither UMG nor Interscope Record are a subject or target of the investigation. UMG and Interscope will continue to cooperate with the United States Attorney's Office regarding this matter."
According to a yearlong Drug Enforcement Administration probe, authorities are claiming that Rosemond allegedly used equipment from the Santa Monica offices of Interscope Records to transport cocaine from Los Angeles to New York between 2010 and 2011. The rap mogul, who is currently incarcerated in New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center, has denied the charges levied against him.