Former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak is continuing his flurry of legal allegations against those who contend he misappropriated $236,000 in public funds before he left office nearly two years ago.
On Friday, Bujak filed $25 million tort claims against the state of Idaho and Latah County over the investigation and prosecution against him by Idaho State Police and Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson, who is special prosecutor in the case.
Thompson and Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor said they cannot comment on the claims because of a gag order.
The tort claims, necessary preludes to suing public entities, echo the claim he filed last Tuesday against Canyon County and repeat themes in other motions Bujak has filed.
The claims contend county commissioners, prosecutors and an ISP investigator conspired to commit perjury, destroy evidence and intimidate witnesses. Bujak has consistently claimed county leaders knew from the beginning he intended to profit from a contract to use county resources to prosecutor Nampa cases.
Bujak claims the ISP investigator used stale and/or false testimony to gain the search warrant that led to new charges of preparing false evidence and computer crime.
He also claims police harassed and intimidated his fiancée and mother in efforts to coerce a guilty plea.
The claims seek millions for damage to Bujaks reputation and earning ability, in addition to pain and suffering.
Bujak filed an unsuccessful tort claim against the county for the same amount in March 2011, contending commissioners forced him to resign and give up the lucrative Nampa contract.
Bujak is scheduled to stand trial on the misuse of public funds charge Oct. 29. His trial on the false-evidence charges is set for Nov. 26.
Kristin Rodine: 377-6447