Bujak faces federal indictment

Former Canyon County prosecutor John Bujak faces a new round of legal challenges: a federal indictment on charges of bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice.

A federal grand jury handed down the indictment Tuesday, according to the Idaho Statesman.
From the Statesman’s report: “The charges focus on Bujak’s bankruptcy proceedings in 2010 and 2011, alleging that he failed to declare his then-wife’s Rolex watch among their possessions and then concealed $26,000 he received from selling the watch and a diamond ring.
“The Rolex came up during Bujak’s case in federal bankruptcy court, and led the bankruptcy trustee to not release Bujak from his debts as part of the bankruptcy proceeding.”
The education tie-in: Bujak, who now lists his mailing address as Coeur d’Alene, has said he is exploring an independent campaign for governor. He has appointed a campaign treasurer — a precursor to raising money for a campaign — but he has made no formal announcement.
Kevin Richert

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