BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A former National Security Agency subcontractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to submitting more than $220,000 in false claims for hours he didn’t work on government projects.

Kyle Duran Smego, 40, of Raleigh, North Carolina, worked as a software engineer and developer for two subcontractors on NSA projects that required him to work at specific locations.

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An NSA review found Smego worked only around half of the hours he reported between February 2016 and May 2018.

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As part of a plea agreement, Smego will be required to pay restitution.

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He faces a maximum of five years in prison when he is sentenced in October.