A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted three people — a U.S. Air Force major, a veteran National Security Agency agent and the owner of a private government contractor — in an alleged $1.5 million bid-rigging scheme.
The intelligence officers allegedly disclosed bid information on government contracts, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced Friday.
- The grand jury indicted Kevin Kuciapinski, 43, a U.S. Air Force major working at the National Reconnaissance Office; Randolph Stimac, 61, an NSA agent; and Mykhael Kuciapinski, 51, owner and CEO of Company G, a government contractor.
- The case will be prosecuted in U.S. District Court in Denver.
- The Kuciapinskis had been married until July of 2015, according to a news release from Jeffrey Dorschner, Troyer’s spokesman.
- Kevin Kuciapinski and Stimac both were stationed at the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado on Buckley Air Force Base. A criminal investigation was spearheaded by NSA and NRO agents. Air Force and IRS investigators also were involved.
- According to the indictment, between Aug. 1, 2013, and Nov. 24, 2015, the defendants conspired with each other to share bidding information that enabled Company G to win foreign intelligence contracts with the NSA.
- The NSA’s aerospace data facility collects, processes and disseminates foreign communications for national defense and security, and oversees U.S. foreign affairs operations, the news release states.
- Kevin Kuciapinski and Stimac fed Mykhael Kuciapinski information about competitors’ bids and proposals to give her a competitive advantage, prosecutors allege.
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