BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Paulino Rodriguez, 43, of Buffalo faces charges for intimidating a witness.
It’s alleged Rodriguez approached a witness of a homicide outside of the courtroom before he was to testify against the accused in that case and yelled at him.
Erie County DA John Flynn says the altercation led to a change in the testimony from what the witness previously said.
That trial ended in an acquittal.
If convicted, Rodriguez faces a maximum of seven years in prison.
No return court date is set at this time. He remains held without bail.