A music executive accused of ordering the 1994 robbery in which Tupac Shakur was shot five times has been arrested — but not in the robbery.
Czar Entertaiment co-founder and CEO James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond was arrested Tuesday and accused of heading a cocaine trafficking ring. A DEA spokeswoman told TheWrap that Rosemond is being held without bail on a charge of conspiracy to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine.
Rosemond, who manages Sean Kingston and The Game, was accused last week by convicted killer Dexter Isaac of orchestrating the 1994 robbery. Tupac survived the shooting, but was murdered in another two years later.
Isaac, who is serving a life sentence, chose the eve of what would have been Tupac's 40th birthday to claim on AllHipHop.com that he shot and robbed him at a recording studio in 1994 at Rosemond's behest.
The DEA said Tuesday's arrest was completely unrelated to Isaac's claim.
"These charges obviously aren't surprising, we've been anticipating them for years now," Lichtman said. "But they're built on the backs of people that have lied and cheated, have been threatened, have been bribed by the government… Anything to get Jimmy Rosemond, but all of this is going to be exposed. We've been waiting a long time for our day in court — we finally have it."