News has come out that rap manager James Rosemond used to use the Interscope Records offices for smuggling purposes, to add along to the other crimes and stories that have been coming out.
An indictment states that Rosemond would send people to Interscope and have them pick up cases from Rock It Cargo, a moving company used by the record label. Federal agents performed a few stings that showed the cases to be full with money and cocaine. At one time, $800,000 was found in a case.
Interscope has came out with a response, denying all knowledge of this routine and claiming no affiliation with Interscope employees. The statement reads:
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. 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.
No charges have been filed against anyone at Interscope yet.