Petraeus Sentenced To 2 Years Of Probation, $40,000 Fine For Revealing State Secrets – 23 April 2015

RT logoDavid Petraeus, the retired general who headed the Central Intelligence Agency until details of a sordid affair drove him to resign in 2012, has been sentenced for leaking classified secrets to his former mistress.

Petraeus appeared at the federal courthouse in North Carolina on Thursday afternoon to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information, a misdemeanor. Under the terms of his plea deal with the government, he was sentenced to two years of probation and a $40,000 fine.

The former CIA chief admitted in court documents filed last month that he had provided his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell, with personal notebooks containing highly-sensitive details, including “classified information regarding the identities of covert officers, war strategy, intelligence capabilities and mechanisms, diplomatic discussions, quotes and deliberative discussions from high-level National Security Council meetings.”

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