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DA Vance announced the indictment of Tiona Rodriguez for murdering her newborn child in October 2013. Rodriguez is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with one count of Murder in the Second Degree. 

A financial consultant to several West Village restaurants pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $270,000 from the trendy establishments. John McKee, 41, copped to grand larceny and a scheme to defraud in exchange for 11/2 to 41/2 years behind bars in Manhattan Supreme Court.

DA Vance announced the guilty plea of John McKee, a financial consultant, for embezzling more than $270,000 from his clients, including four restaurants in the West Village. The defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree. He is expected to be sentenced on September 23, 2015.

…Two assistant district attorneys from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office who specialize in homicide cases responded to the scene on May 16, 2014. They investigated in consultation with other senior prosecutors. The evidence was presented to a Grand Jury, which heard the facts of the case. It concluded its investigation on July 15, 2015, finding that each officer’s use of deadly physical force was lawful. 

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Sylvaine Gnahore to 2 ½-to-7 ½ years in state prison for his involvement in the theft of more than $1 million in corporate, personal, and tax refund checks that were diverted to accounts controlled by the defendant and his co-defendants. On June 16, 2015, Gnahore pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Identity Theft in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree. Four co-defendants have previously pleaded guilty and been sentenced to state prison for their roles in the scheme.