Full Text Of Interscope Statement Denying Involvement In CocaineTrafficking Operation
The offices of Universal's Interscope Records have been used by Jimmy Henchmen, manager of label artist The Game, as a drop off and pickup point for road cases filled with kilos of cocaine and more than $1 million in cash, according to documents filed by federal prosecutors. (Details here.) Today Interscope released a carefully worded denial of any involvement in the claim:
"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. "