Kirk Mitchell of The Denver Post reports that 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.