Fraud Trial Begins for Former Idaho Prosecutor
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal bankruptcy fraud trial for a former Idaho prosecutor is starting. John Bujak is charged with bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets, making a false statement under oath, money laundering and obstruction of justice. The former Canyon County prosecutor is representing himself in the trial that’s set to begin with jury selection on Tuesday. Bujak tells the Idaho Statesman that he hasn’t decided if he will testify during the trial. The U.S. attorney’s office says Bujak didn’t disclose to the bankruptcy court in 2010 that he and his then-wife owned a $25,000 Rolex watch that was sold with a ring to an out-of-state jeweler. Prosecutors say Bujak cashed the check at a payday loan store rather than putting it in his bank account.