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Press-Tribune: Bujak Resigns From Idaho Bar, No Longer Practicing Law


Former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak
  • Former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak

Nearly a year ago, the Idaho Supreme Court decided John Bujak, the embattled former Canyon County prosecutor, broke the Idaho State Bar rules, alleging he violated the agency's Rules of Professional Conduct .

The Bar filed a 14-page complaint, alleging Bujak violated the rules between 2004 and 2011, including charges he failed to properly deposit checks intended for a client's estate and convinced a client to name him as a beneficiary in the client's will.

Bujak was suspended for one year from practicing law in Idaho and Idaho's high court ruled the punishment was appropriate.  At the time, officials with the Bar said their investigation into Bujak would continue.

This past July, the Bar filed another complaint against Bujak, saying he should be fully disbarred. The July complaint included several new allegations of professional misconduct during Bujak's time as Canyon County prosecutor, including fraud and deceit.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports Bujak, who also mounted an unsuccessful 2014 gubernatorial campaign, has officially resigned from the Idaho State Bar.

In an email to the Press-Tribune, Bujak wrote he was "tired of living in the past, and no one should have to live in a continual state of conflict."  He added, "Resigning from the practice of law brings closure, allows me to finally put the events of the last five years behind me and move on."

Bujak would not reveal what his next professional move might be, but wrote, "I can tell you that I have a new zest for life and am looking forward to the adventure of each new day."