Interscope denied taking part in any drug-related operations.
“The information being reported in the press regarding Interscope Records‘ involvement with the ongoing criminal prosecution of James Rosemond is both erroneous and completely unsupported.”
“Interscope Records has been informed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York that there is no evidence that any employee of UMG or Interscope Records had any involvement in the drug trafficking ring being prosecuted by that office, nor any knowledge of the contents of any of the packages that were purportedly shipped to its offices.”
The statement goes on to say,
“Further, neither UMG nor Interscope Record are a subject or target of the investigation. UMG and Interscope will continue to cooperate with the United States Attorney’s Office regarding this matter.”
Teenage assassin, Edgar Jimenez Lugo confessed to killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found suspended from a bridge, was given the maximum sentence allowed for a minor in the central state of Morelos, three whole years.
The boy known as “El Ponchis” was drugged up at the time and has his own life threatened as he carried out the heinous acts as a 12-year-old.
Lugo, is a U.S citizen, born in San Diego, California who was allegedly working for drug dealer, Hector Beltran Leyva when he committed the murders.
In November, stories of a hit boy, maybe as young as 12, spread after a YouTube video appeared with teens mugging for the camera next to corpses and guns. One boy on the video alleged that “El Ponchis” was his accomplice.
Maybe the bosses knew that a minor getting caught and confessing to murder wouldn’t result in much jail time. Then again, Mexican prisons are slightly different from the correctional facilities in the U.S.
Starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle! THE GUARD is a comedic, fish out of water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption, and the two cops who must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang, an unorthodox Irish policeman and a straitlaced FBI agent.
Buju Banton was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of three counts related to cocaine trafficking.
The reggae performer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, has been in custody since his arrest in December 2009 in Miami after he allegedly attempted to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover officer. He could have been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
After a mistrial in September, Banton in February was acquitted of attempted possession with the intent to distribute but found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.
The convictions came less than two weeks after Banton, a previous Grammy nominee, won a Grammy Award for best reggae album, “Before the Dawn.”
Banton can’t record music while in prison, according to the Jamaica Gleaner, but will be allowed to keep his dreadlocks and practice his Rastafarian faith.