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CALDWELL -- It has been two days, and everyone is still waiting for a verdict from the jury deciding the fate of former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak.

Bujak is accused of illegally taking public money from the county while he was in office. He is charged with misuse of public moneys. Prosecutors say he illegally and personally took money from a prosecution contract the county had with the city of Nampa.

Since closing arguments on Monday, the jury has written the judge notes and asked a number of questions, bringing both sides back into the courtroom several times.

In one question, the jury asked about recordings and transcripts of a budget meeting where that contract was discussed with commissioners -- a meeting Bujak has made clear is important to his case in court.

After more than 9 hours of deliberation Wednesday, the jury went home around 6:30 p.m.

The jury got the case on Monday around 4:00 p.m. and deliberated for two hours that day. They took a break Tuesday because of Election Day.

The jurors will begin discussions again Thursday at 9 a.m.

If convicted, Bujak faces up to 14 years in prison. He is also currently facing other felony charges, including falsifying evidence and grand theft. Both those trials are set for later this year.

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