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Final Gun Trace Task Force officer sentenced to 12 years

Posted at 5:28 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 09:42:42-04

BALTIMORE — The final officer who was a member of Baltimore's disgraced Gun Trace Task Force was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday morning.

Jemell Rayam pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. He cooperated with investigations and testified against other members of the Gun Trace Task Force.

He also testified that claiming false tax deductions was a known method inside the Baltimore Police Department. Prosecutors say that encouraged former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa to commit tax fraud.

The other members of the Gun Trace Task Force have been sentenced to a combined 100 years in prison.