Attorneys accused of torching NYPD Automobile with Molotov cocktail offered plea Bargain

Both attorneys charged with torching a vacant NYPD van in a Black Lives Issue protest in Brooklyn past summer were offered a plea bargain by national prosecutors earlier this month, according to new court records.

Attorneys accused of torching NYPD Automobile with Molotov cocktail offered plea Bargain

The suspects, Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, have been provided the unspecified deal on Feb. 11, according to a court documents filed Saturday by Brooklyn federal prosecutors.

Specifics concerning the deal weren't apparent -- nor was if they accepted.

Prosecutors asked for more time before the next status hearing in the event to"empower defense counsel to assess the plea supplies with all the defendants and to allow the parties to take part in further plea discussions."

As anti-cop protesters confronted with police outside the 88 Precinct stationhouse on May 29, Rahman allegedly tossed a Molotov cocktail at an empty NYPD van nearby.

Mattis acted as the wheelman throughout the firebombing and drove off following the van disappeared, but both were arrested a brief while later, prosecutors allege.

Prosecutors said in a detention memo in the time they were hoping to maneuver Molotov cocktails into protesters in the demonstration.

Mattis, a graduate of Princeton University and the New York University School of Law, was a member at corporate Manhattan company Pryor Cashman, but was furloughed last spring, according to the company.

Rahman was likewise a registered lawyer in New York state, that had been admitted to the bar in June 2019 after graduating from Fordham University School of Law.

Lawyers for both Rahman and Mattis declined to comment.

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS