BOISE -- Idaho State Police is now investigating whether former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak may have falsified evidence, which is a felony. He's currently accused of misusing public money by personally profiting from a prosecution contract with Nampa.
The search warrant shows state police went into Bujak's girlfriend's home, specifically looking for evidence that Bujak may have forged papers that would help his current case.
Within court documents, an ISP lieutenant says it appears documents were anonymously faxed to the prosecutor on Bujak's criminal case that would make it look like Canyon County Commissioners lied on the stand during a preliminary hearing.
The cover sheet on the 11-page fax says the documents are from a now-deceased Canyon County woman's things and had been marked to send to the Latah County Prosecutor handling Bujak's case. The date on the fax is April 9, 2012.
A specific paper in question is an email which appears to be between the now-deceased Canyon County woman and Commissioner David Ferdinand. If genuine, the email would show commissioners knew Bujak would personally profit from a prosecution contract with Nampa. Commisssioners specifically testified in court that they did not know Bujak may profit.
ISP says a forensic examiner looked at the faxed copy of the email in question and believes it is 'likely a forgery'. ISP lists witnesses and evidence leading to the belief that Bujak and his girlfriend were the ones who faxed the documents to the prosecutor from a local UPS store and likely created or possessed the documents.
To check suspicions, ISP got a search warrant to check their home. During the search, ISP seized a number of things, including laptop computers, a printer, digital cameras, an external hard drive, an original fax and a UPS receipt.
What's on those computers and what might come of this newly collected evidence remains to be seen.
John Bujak said attorneys are advising him not to comment. He said his attorneys filed for a gag order today, asking the judge to stop those involved with the case, specifically the prosecutor, from what he and his attorneys call improper statements.
The prosecutor in Bujak's case declined to comment. County Commissioner Ferdinand says he is aware of the warrant, but hasn't seen a certified copy. As a witness, he cannot comment.