Jimmy Henchman Plotted Two Attempts On 50 Cents Life

· February 22, 2014

A former music executive on trial for murder had been “thirsty for blood” as he drove past 50 Cent’s apartment on the Hudson River, a key government witness testified Friday, before his credibility crumbled on cross-examination.
Already serving life after an unrelated 2012 federal trial in Brooklyn, James “Jimmy the Henchman” Rosemond faces a new jury weighing whether he paid goons drugs and cash to kill Lowell Fletcher, affiliated with 50 Cent’s crew G-Unit.

Prosecutors called cooperating witness Mohammad Stewart to make the case that the former hip-hop manager ordered Fletcher’s murder on Sept. 7, 2009, as payback for an assault on his 14-year-old son.

Stewart has been cooperating with the government since April 16, 2010, the same day that three branches of federal agents arrested him on drug- and firearm-related charges.

For a day and a half, Stewart has regaled jurors with sordid accounts of Rosemond’s alleged exploits, including two attempts on 50 Cent’s life.

The first tale Friday alleges that Rosemond had been driving down Manhattan’s West Side Highway when he allegedly took his hand off the wheel of his Ford Expedition near the rapper’s building to retrieve his gun. Rosemond stopped after being told that police were behind them, Stewart testified.

Stewart said Rosemond looked like he was “thirsty for blood.”

Stewart also made reference to a vague plan to “blow up” 50 Cent’s bulletproof van. This appeared to be slang for gunfire because his testimony centered on firearms rather than explosives, which Rosemond never has been accused of using.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nola Heller handed Stewart a plastic evidence bag containing bulletproof vests that he said he wore every day for two years because of his dangerous line of work with Rosemond. The bag crackled as Stewart took them out for the jurors to see. He said that he preferred the white vest to the green one because it was longer and offered more protection.

Stewart estimated that he made more than $1 million selling cocaine and crack, and that the music executive’s brother Kesner Rosemond offered to show him how to “hustle from West to East.” He offered detailed descriptions of setting up fake businesses, sending drugs via FedEx to “catchers” in New York City hotels, and carrying fake IDs to avoid capture for his open warrant.

He said that he decided to move to Atlanta in the summer of 2009 to escape the dangers of his work, though he said that he kept up with the drug trade there as a distributor.

Stewart said that he met with Rosemond’s co-defendant Jason Williams at a restaurant in Lower Manhattan’s Alphabet City neighborhood shortly after Fletcher’s killing.

Williams laughed and smiled when passing him a copy of Fletcher’s obituary, Stewart said, adding that Rosemond had been nearby and also looked in good spirits.

Displayed on a screen for jurors, the obituary was dedicated “In Loving Memory” to Fletcher.
Describing his reaction, Stewart said, “It didn’t register.”

“I’m like, ‘Word?'” Stewart said. “[Williams is] like, ‘Yeah!”

On cross-examination, defense attorney Bruce Maffeo noted that there has been no corroboration that Stewart had even traveled from Atlanta to Manhattan, let alone participated in the incriminating conversation.

Stewart said that he got there by plane, but he acknowledged that prosecutors never asked him to produce his ticket.
Maffeo’s combative questioning had been a multipronged attack on the witness’s credibility. The defense attorney took repeated aim at the terms of Stewart’s cooperation agreement.

Although Stewart could theoretically spend life in prison for his role in the conspiracy, he confirmed that he has not stayed in jail for a single day so far. Prosecutors called for him to forfeit close to $80,000 found in his car, two guns and a leased car. He has not been made to forfeit any part of the million-plus dollars in drug money he made and has admitted to spending.

When asked if he declared the cash to the Internal Revenue Service, Stewart replied, “At the time, I didn’t know we were supposed to report drug money.”At least three jurors stifled laughter after that line.

Later, Maffeo confronted the witness about an alleged barber-shop intrigue. Stewart said that his former shop had been burglarized, and another man opened a rival shop. Maffeo said that the two masked men tied to Stewart killed the rival owner.

Asked if that was true, Stewart responded, “Not that I know of.”
Maffeo’s sarcastic repeti*ion of that line drew a prosecutor’s objection and the judge’s rebuke.

Stewart confessed to a list of crimes on the witness stand, including shoplifting, perjury, bribery and domestic violence, often escaping without punishment.

He said that he whisked into his trunk one man he thought had “robbed his girl” and drove him to Staten Island where a group of men beat him with sticks. A kidnapping charge in that case was dismissed when the victim did not testify, he acknowledged.

Though Stewart spoke of Rosemond’s alleged bloodlust for payback, he also described the executive’s coolheaded reaction to his son’s assault.

Under questioning, Stewart agreed that Rosemond had indeed said “no” when someone initially wanted to “do something” to avenge the beating.

Four months later, Stewart said he started feuding with 50 Cent’s “muscle,” a beef that he says continues to this day because they both live in Georgia. Steward added that he got two threatening phone calls and found a dead rat near his front door.

Stewart said that he secretly taped “under 10″ phone calls with Rosemond under his cooperation agreement, but the topic of Fletcher came up during none of them.

Maffeo also pressed him about the topic not coming up for the first few years of his meetings with federal prosecutors in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Stewart said that he did not talk about it initially out of a mixture of love for and fear of Rosemond.

Stewart’s cross-examination continues Monday as the third week of trial kicks off. The government’s case is expected to rest on Wednesday or Thursday. Via Courtroomnews

 

“I’m up watch the jimmy henchmen trial MOVIE. Lol he did a a good job in this one. LMAO”

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  • wolfpack

    Lol this type of shyt doesn’t even phase 50

    • NoWhiteInMyCup

      Yeah because 50 stays with 24 hour security, his security crew is top notch almost better than some secret servicem memebers, then he has a trailer that watches them, has special vehichles

      he even had allegdged connections with homeland security that shut down worldstar for a day and the servers on worldstar are backed and powered by YAHOO SERVERS, in addition 50 pays street niggaz in big cities like ATL, PHILLY , CALIFORINIA, probably the only place 50 aint got street goons is in FLORIDA/miami which is why you never see 50 in Florida everr , 50 aint been to florida in like 7 years.

      • Playboy69

        @no white..50 Cent was in Miami in 2008.don’t believe the Hype of Officer Ricky..Lmao

        • NoWhiteInMyCup

          @PLAYBOY yes i said 50 cent aint been there in years, the reason being is that many artist down there dont fool with the niggga i was speaking figuratively not literally. CASHMONEY, ROSS and a few others dont really vibe with 50 and 50 will not be able to easily buy off street niggaz in miami the way he did in other cities.

          Now this does not mean 50 is scared to come to the YAYO i was just making a statement replying to @wolfpack who said this stuff dont phase him, it dont phase him because he walk around with the national guard , street niggaz, and then has people alert in a city when he visists that nigga is extra paranoid and cautious, i was just stating facts.

          50 dont really even club in U.S like that he stated that in interview in past that he dont like clubs, but was not hating just saying facts.

      • http://www.atlnightspots.com Hahz

        Where do you get your info from?

        Every rapper has some one who carries a gun for them in any city they go to. Every rapper on the forbes has high level security on their team.

        Homeland can’t shut a site down lol they had a lawsuit from when WSHH was using his picture on the site for years, everyone thought that was 50 cent site.

        50 was just partying in Miami http://www.atlnightspots.com/floyd-mayweathers-birthday-celebration-with-50-cent-at-dream-nightclub/

        • Playboy69

          @hahz…Preach…Ricky Rozay got no white fooled…lol

          • NoWhiteInMyCup

            @PLAYBOY with all due respect to this site, HAHZ aint get shiit straight on me homie, he came at me like i was spreading fcuking gossip and shiit, FOH

            FYI @PLAYBOY AND @ HAHZ those pics you said he was in miami recently was back in 2011 homie , i may have been a lil off on date but i was talking figuretively not literally.

            Also what did i say, i simply said 50 has plenty of security more and HAHZ is wrong, ofcouse celebrities have security but 50 cents has a damnn team of security like the secret service and for the record nothing is wrong with that, im just simply stating facts.

            Also i would gladly post links to my facts and info but your site is autopilot at times and wont allow external links without your approval, save that bullshiit for another nicca hating dont hate on me voicing my statements with facts #RNS

        • NoWhiteInMyCup

          Why you sound like you mad, you make it seem like i said something was wrong with having an elite security team.

          I was simply replying to bra up top that said this type of shiit dont phase 50 and i simply stated info on why things probably dont phase him.

          Homeland security, when WORLDSTAR hiphop shut down for a day and half, 50 cent made a vide and at the end he shouted out a buddy over at homeland security.

          40 glocc and his crew were seen at the end of several youtube videos saying 50 get at us when you need them goons.

          50 has has many niggaz in the street who he gives money to feel safer and to have a pass when he in territory , aint nothing wrong with that, MIKE KNOXX, MASARATI FOXX R.I.P, 40 glocc and and other crip niggaz in LA.

          AND THAT post you got saying he was recently partying with flyod in miami was back in 2011 get yo facts straight

          and reread my comments before you try to accuse me of spreading fake ho3 shiit. i might have been a lil off on miami shiit but eveything else i stated were legitimate facts my niggga

          2011 was not recent

          http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/photo-opp-floyd-mayweathers

          http://g-unitfamily.com/profiles/blogs/photo-opp-floyd-mayweathers?xg_source=activity

        • NoWhiteInMyCup

          @ hahz

          Why you sound like you mad, you make it seem like i said something was wrong with having an elite security team. I was simply replying to bra up top that said this type of shiit dont phase 50 and i simply stated info on why things probably dont phase him. Homeland security, when WORLDSTAR hiphop shut down for a day and half, 50 cent made a vide and at the end he shouted out a buddy over at homeland security. 40 glocc and his crew were seen at the end of several youtube videos saying 50 get at us when you need them goons. 50 has has many niggaz in the street who he gives money to feel safer and to have a pass when he in territory , aint nothing wrong with that, MIKE KNOXX, MASARATI FOXX R.I.P, 40 glocc and and other crip niggaz in LA. AND THAT post you got saying he was recently partying with flyod in miami was back in 2011 get yo facts straight and reread my comments before you try to accuse me of spreading fake ho3 shiit. i might have been a lil off on miami shiit but eveything else i stated were legitimate facts my niggga 2011 was not recent

          • http://www.atlnightspots.com Hahz

            Nah neva mad fam. I am just saying to have to research things before reciting them. You can’t use what rappers say as facts all the time.

        • NoWhiteInMyCup

          @Hahz true indeed I hear what you saying much respect Homie all love

  • MoorThugRelated

    Enough with this nigga already. He gone for life. Good riddance. Its not the least bit interesting. Now what about Mendeecee’s snitch ass. Where he at

    • http://atlnightspots.com B Strait UP (BP/MGC)

      Why u looking for mendeecees homo nigga? He ain’t snitch on u so why u care! # gay thug

      • MoorThugRelated

        Fuq n1gga

  • http://atlnightspots.com B Strait UP (BP/MGC)

    “Promise to pay back Jimmy henchmen in due time, I know u bitch niggas is listening, the world is mine, set me up, wet me up, niggas stuck me up, heard the guns bust..but u tricks never shut me up”

    -makaveli

  • seanjohn100

    wheres the eyecandy section?

    • http://www.atlnightspots.com Hahz

      had to remove it for a couple days.