CANYON COUNTY -- After dealing with years of criminal allegations and resigning office, former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak has his law license back.
Bujak provided KTVB with a copy of the Idaho Supreme Court order he received Thursday afternoon, which shows his suspension has been lifted. He was previously suspended from practicing law until all disciplinary matters were finished.
Bujak resigned from the prosecutor's post in 2010 and was later charged with misuse of public funds For that charge, he was found not guilty, but later was charged with creating false evidence to help his defense in the earlier case.
The false evidence case ended in a mistrial, and prosecutors ultimately dropped that charge to pursue a contempt of court claim against Bujak. He pleaded guilty to that accusation last month.
"The reinstatement of my license to practice law marks the end of a three-year battle to get my life back," Bujak told KTVB via email. "I am thankful for the support of people in the local community and throughout the state, including those who signed my petitions. I am thankful for our American system of justice and for the people who served on my juries. I am looking forward to re-entering private practice and using what I have learned to help others fight for justice."
Bujak has expressed interest in perhaps running for governor or working in some other aspect of public service.
"I am also interested in working to fix Idaho’s public defender system, and will continue with my exploratory committee to determine whether I will enter the governor’s race next year. Suddenly, I have a lot to do," Bujak said.