Former Idaho Prosecutor to Represent Himself in Court
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former southwest Idaho prosecutor charged with bankruptcy fraud in federal court plans to represent himself. John Bujak told the Idaho Statesman on Thursday he knows the facts of the case better than the public defender. On Wednesday, federal public defender Dick Rubin filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Boise to withdraw as Bujak's attorney. Bujak in January pleaded not guilty to bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets, making a false statement under oath, money laundering and obstruction of justice. The U.S. attorney's office alleges Bujak did not disclose to the bankruptcy court that he and his then-wife owned a $25,000 Rolex watch and that it and a ring were sold to an out-of-state jeweler.