Idaho Supreme Court rules Bujak broke ethics rules

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that Libertarian gubernatorial candidate and former Canyon County prosecutor John Bujak violated four of the Idaho State Bar’s ethics rules between 2004 and 2011.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the court ordered that Bujak’s law license be suspended for one year, but because he already underwent a 19-month interim suspension three years ago, the penalty has been satisfied.

The court found Bujak violated rules about communication, safekeeping of property, conflict of interest and conduct prejudicial to the amendment of justice. The case arose after complaints were filed accusing Bujak of failing to deposit checks intended for a client’s estate and convincing an elderly client to name him as her beneficiary.

Bujak was found not guilty of the charges in a 2013 criminal case.