Keith Alan Seguin, a 55-year-old former civilian employee at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, admitted this morning to receiving millions of dollars in bribes in connection with a government contract fraud scheme that spanned more than a decade and impacted hundreds of millions of dollars in contract awards.
Appearing before U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, Seguin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of tax fraud and false statements.
According to formal charges, the QuantaDyn Corporation, a software engineering company based in Ashburn, Virginia; its owner, David Joseph Bolduc, Jr, age 60 of Herndon, Virginia; Rubens Wilson Fiuza Lima, age 72 of Atlanta, Georgia; and Seguin all conspired to secure government contracts. Seguin used his position to steer lucrative contracts and sub-contracts to QuantaDyn for aircraft and close-air-support training simulators. Seguin, who was intimately involved in the government contracting process, leaked confidential competitor proposals to a prime contractor who would then subcontract the work to QuantaDyn. He also leaked confidential government budget information to prime contractors and to QuantaDyn, enabling them to maximize profits at government expense. Seguin admitted to accepting more than $2.3 million in bribes from Bolduc and QuantaDyn from 2007 to 2018.
Seguin faces up to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and up to three years in federal prison for tax fraud and false statements. He remains on bond pending sentencing scheduled for December 7, 2021.
On September 15, 2020, Judge Biery placed QuantaDyn on probation for five years and ordered the corporation to pay a $6.3 million fine and more than $37 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In addition to the fines and restitution, Judge Biery ordered QuantaDyn to pay a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $22,834,526.31 as well as the forfeiture of seized funds in corporate accounts totalling over $7 million.
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