Things were looking up for former entertainment industry mover and shaker James Rosemond late last year.

For years, backers of Rosemond, better known as “Jimmy Henchman” back when he was managing artists such as Salt-N-Pepa, the Game, Brandy and actor Michael K. Williams, tried to get then-President Donald Trump to consider commuting his multiple life sentences for drug trafficking and murder for hire convictions.