Former Idaho Prosecutor Facing More Legal Troubles
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former prosecutor from southwestern Idaho has been indicted by a federal grand jury on felony charges after prosecutors said he tried to hide assets and obstruct justice in his bankruptcy case. U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson says former Canyon County prosecutor John Bujak was indicted yesterday on charges of bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Bujak tried to hide the fact that he and his wife owned a Rolex watch from bankruptcy court officials, and that he sold the watch and a ring to an out-of-state jewelry store for $26,000. The federal prosecutors say they believe Bujak cashed that check at a payday loan store in Caldwell rather than depositing the money in his personal account. Bujak has not yet entered a plea.