When we last checked in on suspended Pryor Cashman associate Colinford Mattis and housing attorney Urooj Rahman, both charged in May 2020 for their involvement with a Molotov cocktail attack on a police vehicle in Brooklyn, New York, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, they’d reached new plea agreements with federal prosecutors — ones that carried with them sentences of 18 to 24 months. The pair originally faced up to 45 years in prison.
Last week, Mattis and Rahman went back to court for a hearing on their new charges of conspiracy to commit arson and possess an explosive device. Reuters has additional details:
[Mattis and Rahman] entered pleas to the new charges before U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn, and said they understood they would lose their law licenses as a result of their guilty pleas.
“I wish I had made different and better choices that night,” Mattis told Cogan. Rahman also said she regretted her actions.
In addition to their future sentences and the loss of the ability to practice law, Mattis and Rahman have agreed to pay $30,137 in restitution to New York City.
Last month, the defense team was poised to ask Cogan for a sentence of time served, as Mattis and Rahman have been in home detention for about two years now. We’ll check back in on their sentencing when the hearing occurs.
NY lawyers plead guilty in Molotov cocktail case; shorter sentences likely [Reuters]
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