Men sentenced for robbery alongside rogue police unit member
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to prison for their part in robbing a store alongside a member of Baltimore Police’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.
The Baltimore Sun reports 38-year-old Thomas Finnegan was sentenced to eight years in prison. His co-defendant, 42-year-old David Rahim, was sentenced to five years. Both also were ordered Wednesday to pay back the stolen $20,000.
Their plea agreements say task force members searched a Baltimore pigeon supply store in 2014 and found $20,000. Rahim’s cousin, 42-year-old Detective Jemell Rayam, was among them. Federal prosecutors say Rayam then plotted to steal the cash with Rahim and Finnegan, even providing police tactical gear to impersonate officers during the robbery. He’s also charged in the crime.
Finnegan pleaded guilty last year to the robbery.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com