Lawyers accused of torching NYPD car with Molotov cocktail offered plea deal

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The two lawyers charged with torching an empty NYPD van during a Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn last summer were offered a plea deal by federal prosecutors earlier this month, according to new court documents. The suspects, Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, were offered the unspecified deal on Feb. 11, according to a court papers filed Saturday by Brooklyn federal prosecutors. Specifics about the proposed deal were not clear — nor was whether they accepted. Prosecutors asked for more time before the next status hearing in the case to “enable defense counsel to review the plea offers with the defendants and for the parties to engage in further plea negotiations.” The pair faced life behind bars when they were indicted last summer on charges including arson, conspiracy and use of explosives.