NEW YORK (AP) — A hip-hop promoter convicted in a New York City drug trafficking case has been sentenced to life in prison.
James Rosemond received the sentence on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.
A jury found Rosemond guilty last year at a trial in which prosecutors accused him of running a lucrative drug ring. They said the ring smuggled cocaine in music equipment cases slathered with mustard to throw off drug-sniffing dogs.
Lawyers for the 48-year-old Rosemond said he was framed by shady cooperators.
Rosemond still faces separate charges in Manhattan alleging he arranged a murder as payback for an assault on his son.
His company's website says he was behind such hits as Salt-N-Pepa's "Shoop" and represented The Game and Sean Kingston.