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ST. LOUIS • A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge and admitted falsifying information on time sheets.

Nizam Hasheem Alexander, 39, resigned Monday. In U.S. District Court in St. Louis Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft or embezzlement of government funds and admitted that he had falsified time sheets while working at FBI headquarters in Washington and the field office there.

More recently, Alexander had been working in Little Rock, Ark. The case was handled in St. Louis because the U.S. Attorney's office in the Eastern District of Arkansas was recused from the case.

In 2016 and 2017, Alexander falsely claimed to have worked 373.75 hours, for which he was paid $24,629.87.

At his sentencing in April, Alexander faces six to 12 months in prison under recommended sentencing guidelines.

Robert Patrick is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.