A hip-hop mogul is facing federal murder-for-hire charges - which could lead to the death penalty - for ordering the murder of an associate of rapper 50 Cent, a prosecutor disclosed Friday.
James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, already indicted in Brooklyn federal court on drug trafficking charges, faces the death-penalty rap in Manhattan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Kaminsky said Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court.
The prosecutor did not reveal details of the murder case, but sources said it was the 2009 rubout of Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.
Rosemond has long been suspected of putting a contract on Fletcher in retaliation for slapping Rosemond’s then 14-year-old son.
Two years before he was gunned down on a Bronx street, Fletcher pleaded guilty to assaulting the teen, but investigators believed he took the fall for Tony Yayo, a member of Fiddy’s G-Unit, who had slapped the kid. Fletcher was a member of Yayo's posse.
Fletcher was murdered shortly after he was released from prison for a drug conviction and for assaulting Rosemond's son.
Rosemond, who repped rapper The Game, has been charged with running a coast-to-coast, multi-million dollar cocaine ring.
He has been engaged in plea negotiations with the feds in Brooklyn which could be complicated by the upcoming murder charge.