Former prosecutor John Bujak not guilty in bankruptcy fraud case

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak has been found not guilty by a federal jury of bankruptcy fraud and other charges.

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 alleged 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.

Prosecutors said Bujak cashed the check at a payday loan store rather than putting it in his bank account.

Bujak posted the following message to his Facebook page after the verdict came in:

"NOT GUILTY on all counts!! Thank you to the jurors! Thank you to my friends and family who have supported me through this test of faith. Thank you to my rock, my wife Crystalee. Your faith in our destiny gives me the strength to endure."