Cyriaque Twagirayezu was caught pocketing 50,000 Rwandan francs (around US$ 100) he received from a former defendant, Pascal Uwimana, Hirondelle News Agency gathered from a local representative of Ibuka, the main association of genocide survivors.
Pascal Uwimana had been tried and acquitted earlier this year, but some plaintiffs requested a rehearing.
According to Radio Rwanda, the judge was threatening the defendant of handing down a guilty verdict at the end of the new trial.
Gacaca courts are among the most corrupted institutions in Rwanda, a recent report from the national Ombudsman stated.
© Hirondelle News Agency