What kind of “deal” did they make with the co-conspirator? The other guy (with the Russian last name) was actually the one whose idea it was, IIRC. He participated in everything and in fact was even the one who lit the fire. It’s hard to imagine that any deal could have been made to protect him.
I'm mistaken. No plea with Komisarjeski has been struck. His trial - as best I can tell - has not begun. I was under the impression that a plea had been negotiated. That is incorrect. Sorry for the confusion.