At the Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 9:00 a.m. informational conference, Bismarck Police Department’s Sgt. Mark Buschena made the following statement:
Mr. Steven Cates reports that he believes that prosecutors of the Burleigh County State’s Attorney’s Office committed criminal violations in the prosecution of Charles Blunt which occurred in 2008. He also alleges that a prosecution witness committed perjury during trial and was involved in a conspiracy with the State’s Attorney Office concerning the prosecution.
This matter is under investigation.
Misapplication of Entrusted Property
During the period 11-03-08 through 12-19-08