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Petraeus Fined $100 Thousand for Leaking Secrets to Mistress

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David Petraeusby Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, a former C.I.A director and the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation and fined him $100,000 for providing classified information to a mistress.

The ruling was a particularly disappointing result for F.B.I. officials, who said that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., had given Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment in agreeing to recommend probation instead of prison time.

Although the judge overseeing the case, David C. Keesler, agreed with the probation recommendation, he added $60,000 to the government’s suggested fine of $40,000. In response to questions from Judge Keesler about the fine, federal prosecutors and Mr. Petraeus’ lawyers could not explain how they determined the initial figure.

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