Two young lawyers who pleaded guilty to using a Molotov cocktail to firebomb an empty New York City Police Department vehicle during protests over George Floyd’s death have been disbarred.

In twin, terse opinions issued Tuesday by the Appellate Division, First Department court, lawyers Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman were each disbarred based on pleading guilty in June to federal charges, including conspiracy to commit third-degree arson, that were “essentially similar” to one or more New York state felonies.

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