Federal prosecutors have requested an Oct. 7 hearing with lawyers for two Brooklyn attorneys who were caught on video throwing what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail at a parked, empty police car during the George Floyd protests in May 2020. The two defendants and Brooklyn federal prosecutors have reached a plea deal, according to reports from both the New York Law Journal and Reuters published during the weekend.

Paul Schechtman, the lawyer for one of the two, Urooj Rahman, said they will plead guilty to one count of possessing or making a destructive device, according to Rahman’s. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, although the exact sentence itself will be decided by U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, EDNY.

Colinford Mattis, left, and Urooj Rahman, accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a parked police car last year. U.S. Attorney’s Office via AP, File Federal prosecutors have requested an Oct. 7 hearing with lawyers for two Brooklyn attorneys who were caught on video throwing what appeared to be […]

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