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.
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.”
Bujak was cleared last summer on felony charges of misuse of public funds and grand theft.
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.