Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, a music industry veteran who now manages rapper the Game, has been accused of being a government informant by the New York Daily News. Today, his lawyer is vehemently denying the paper's claims in a statement accusing the Daily News of colluding with the government in the "targeted assassination" of his client.

According the Daily News, Henchman, who was once accused of orchestrating Tupac's infamous shooting at Quad Studios, squealed on fellow inmates and served as an informant on at least three cases during the mid-90's, in exchange for leniency in his own sentencing. Henchmen's lawyer has been quick to deny the allegations.

"The article in today's New York Daily News about Jimmy Rosemond is nothing short of a targeted assassination attempt by the government, with an assist from their favorite daily newspaper," Henchman's lawyer said. "Due to the government's inability to convict Jimmy in a court of law, they have stooped to trying to get him lynched in the street. We are weighing our legal options at this time but we can say in no uncertain terms: Jimmy is not and has never cooperated with law enforcement. Any suggestion otherwise is a damnable, actionable lie."

When not fielding accusations, Jimmy Henchman currently runs Czar Entertainment, in addition to managing the Game.