Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

Apr 23, 2015 6:56 AM by Cheryl Wengren

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus is being sentenced in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina, for sharing military secrets with his biographer, with whom he was having an affair.

Today's sentencing hearing comes two months after Petraeus agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

The deal carries a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years of probation and a $40,000 fine. But the judge isn't bound by that and could still impose a prison sentence.

The affair ruined the reputation of the retired four-star Army general who led U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The agreement was filed in Charlotte, where Paula Broadwell, the general's biographer and former lover, lives with her husband.


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