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Man who helped Gun Trace Task Force officer commit robbery is sentenced to jail time

Man who helped Gun Trace Task Force officer commit robbery is sentenced to jail time

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A Pennsylvania man who helped a member of Baltimore Police Department's defunct Gun Trace Task Force rob a Baltimore couple has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in jail, followed by three years of supervised release, announced the U.S. Attorney's Office Wednesday.

Thomas Robert Finnegan, 38, of Easton, Pa., was sentenced for robbery and using a firearm in a violent crime during the 2014 robbery, which targeted a "store that sold pigeons and birdseed," according to a news release.

His co-defendant, Baltimore's David Kendall Rahim, is a cousin of former Gun Trace Task Force member Det. Jemell Lamar Rayam. Rahim was sentenced to five years in jail in March.

Finnegan and Rahim are also being ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution to the victims.

A booking photo of Finnegan was not available.

Rayam, the 38-year-old former officer and an Owings Mills resident, pleaded guilty to the robbery, racketeering conspiracy and overtime fraud; he is still awaiting sentencing.

Rayam gave Finnegan and Rahim police tactical gear so they could impersonate police during the home invasion of the couple.

Finnegan pointed a gun at one of the victims during the robbery, telling them to "sit still and be patient," while Rahim looked on, according to the news release.


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