James Rosemond, Fugitive Hip-Hop Mogul, Arrested on Drug Charges

By Associated Press on June 21, 2011

NEW YORK – A fugitive hip-hop mogul recently linked by an inmate to a shooting that wounded Tupac Shakur has been arrested in a drug case.

Federal authorities said Tuesday that Drug Enforcement Administration agents had arrested James Rosemond on cocaine-dealing charges.

The arrest follows accusations last week that Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, was involved in a mid-1990s ambush of Shakur outside a Manhattan recording studio. The allegations were attributed to Dexter Isaac, who is serving a life sentence in an unrelated murder-for-hire plot.

Rosemond's lawyer has denied his client had any involvement in the shooting.

Shakur was gunned down two years later in Las Vegas in a slaying that remains unsolved.

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