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April 24, 2015 12:16 pm

David Petraeus Avoids Jail Term for Leaking Classified Information

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David Petraeus was head of the CIA until he resigned in 2012 as a result of a personal affair. Photo: Wikipedia.

New York Times – A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation for disclosing classified information. He was also fined $100,000, which was $60,000 more than the government had recommended.

The sentencing was the end of a leak investigation that embarrassed Mr. Petraeus and created bitter disputes inside the Justice Department about whether he was receiving too much leniency from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

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