BOISE -- Former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak was arrested again Wednesday night by the Boise Police Department.
According to Canyon County, a Grand Jury indicted Bujak on Wednesday, charging him with felony Grand Theft by Unauthorized Control.The maximum penalty for that charge is 14 years in prison.
According to the county spokesman, Bujak is accused of exercising unauthorized control over multiple checks with a value of more than $1,000 that were the property of the Estate of M.K. Littleton with the intent of keeping the money himself. The allegations are from both before he was elected as well as during his time in office.
New case mentioned in previous Bar complaint against Bujak
Littleton is listed in an Idaho State Bar complaint against Bujak from October 2011. According to those documents, Bujak represented the Estate at trial in 2006.
In that complaint related to the M.K. Littleton Estate, the Bar says Bujak engaged in 'dishonest conduct' by 'theft or embezzlement of money or the wrongful taking or conversion of money, property or other things of value.'
The Bar complaint says Bujak refused to refund unearned fees collected and borrowed money from a client without intention to repay it. In that, the complaint alleges Bujak engaged in 'conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.'
In a January agreement, Bujak's law license was suspended by the Idaho Supreme Court pending the outcome of a grand theft case against him involving Canyon County.
Bujak likely to see a judge Thursday
Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris was appointed as special prosecutor in the newly filed grand theft case.
Canyon County says Bujak is being held on a $50,000 bond in the Ada County Jail and will most likely appear in court on Thursday.
Bujak has been involved in many legal troubles since he resigned as County Prosecutor in 2010. Some have involved Canyon County, with Bujak being accused of illegally profiting from a prosecution contract with the city of Nampa.