The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has agreed to seek prison sentences of 18 to 24 months for the lawyers who are pleading guilty to charges stemming from the firebombing an unoccupied New York City Police Department vehicle during protests for racial justice in Brooklyn in May 2020, a significant reduction from the 10-year sentence with a terrorism enhancement discussed at their October plea hearing.

In a letter filed Tuesday, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to convert a May 18 hearing originally scheduled for debate over the terrorism enhancement to a change-of-plea hearing, where Colinford Mattis, who has been suspended without pay from his job as an associate at Pryor Cashman for nearly two years, and tenants’ attorney Urooj Rahman are set to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge carrying a maximum sentence of five years.