NAMPA -- A Idaho prosecutor struggling to pay personal debts may reap tens of thousands above his taxpayer-funded salary with a contract he signed for his office to handle misdemeanor cases for Nampa.
Canyon County prosecutor John Bujak, who earns $101,608 in his current post, faces vehicle and credit card debts.
Bujak signed a $598,000 contract with the city of Nampa to provide prosecution services.
He told Canyon County commissioners Monday the contract will save the county $276,000 this year by covering supplies, equipment and training.
But a private citizen has filed a lawsuit, demanding Bujak provide expense records from the contract.
Bujak, who contends the contract is private, hopes to earn up to $50,000 from the pact.
County Commissioner Kathy Alder says Bujak should be allowed to keep cash left over, after expenses.