David Petraeus Sentenced to Two Years Probation

After pleading guilty to leaking classified military information, former CIA director and four-star general David Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation and fined $100,000 Thursday. Petraeus had given eight binders of classified information about his time in Afghanistan to Paula Broadwell, his biographer and former mistress. Petraeus resigned from the CIA at the end of 2012 after his extramarital affair with Broadwell became public, but at the time, he denied that he had kept classified materials or had given Broadwell information. The FBI found the documents during a search of his home in April 2013. “This is a serious criminal offense,” James Melindres, the prosecutor in the trial, told the Associated Press. “He was entrusted with the nation’s most classified secrets. The defendant betrayed that trust” …

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