David Petraeus To Plead Guilty To Mismanagement Of Classified Intel

After several years of investigation, the former CIA director and retired four-star general, David Petraeus, is expected to plead guilty … Continued

David Petraeus To Plead Guilty To Mismanagement Of Classified Intel

After several years of investigation, the former CIA director and retired four-star general, David Petraeus, is expected to plead guilty to mishandling classified information as part of a plea agreement that was announced Mar. 3 by the Justice Department. According to the New York Times, Petraeus could face up to one year in prison, though prosecutors will likely recommend two years probation and a $40,000 fine.

The investigation began back in 2012 after Petraeus’ affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, came to light, and culminated in Petraeus resigning his post as the director of the CIA. Petraeus had been America’s most-lauded and respected general; as much a celebrity as he was a soldier. During his trial, court documents revealed that the retired general left classified information at a D.C. residence where Broadwell was staying.

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