LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

CALDWELL -- After resigning as Canyon County Prosecutor, John Bujak faces some serious financial, and possibly legal issues.

Bujak filed for bankruptcy earlier this week. That paperwork lists Canyon County as a creditor and we know from the county that Bujak still owes more than $300,000 as part of a contract with the city of Nampa.

NewsChannel 7 has been looking over the bankruptcy documents that Bujak filed on Monday in federal court.

The documents show the Bujak family is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

That means all of the family's assets will be liquidated, and it means they have no intention of repaying any debts.

The documents show the family has assets of $500,000 to $1 million, and that they owe creditors about the same amount. The specific amounts aren't listed.

The documents also list 21 creditors -- including Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Credit and Canyon County.

Bujak currently owes Canyon County $302,000 and Commissioner David Ferdinand says the county is still working to get the money.

Since Mr. Bujak filed for bankruptcy we just want everyone to know that we are obviously continuing to pursue every legal process we can in order to collect the money for the county, said Ferdinand.

We tried to contact Bujak Thursday afternoon at his Caldwell home and via the telephone, but we have not heard back from him.

So the question remains, will taxpayers be writing off that $302,000 as a loss, or will some other action be taken to recoup the money?

The Latah County prosecutor is working with the Idaho State Police to investigate any possible criminal charges related to Bujak's handling of public money. He has not been charged with a crime.

It cost $299 for Bujak to file bankruptcy documents, and according to the court, he is paying that fee in installments.

LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://www.ktvb.com/story/news/local/2014/06/27/11547619/