A Buffalo man has been indicted on charges of lying to a grand jury about the 2011 murder of Harold McCain on Genesee Street.
Michael Acoff, 22, is charged with perjury and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony M. Bruce said Acoff told a federal grand jury that he picked up McCain’s alleged killer following the murder and that the alleged killer provided Acoff with details of the murder.
According to the indictment, Acoff did not pick up the alleged killer and did not have a conversation with him regarding McCain’s murder.
Bruce said Bailey Boys Gang member Tyrone Brown was indicted along with six other members and associates as part of the murder case and that Brown was accused of murdering McCain.
McCain was shot inside a store in the 2200 block of Genesee on Jan. 19, 2011 and died at Erie County Medical Center later that day.
Acoff’s indictment is the result of an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Attorney, Erie County District Attorney, Buffalo Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Erie County Sheriff and Amherst Police.