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(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.

Associated Press
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