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Petraeus Gets Off Easy, 2 Year Probation Plus a $100,000 Fine for Leaking Intel

Disgraced U.S. Army general and ex-CIA chief David Petraeus was sentenced this past week, and as Fox News [1] reported:

“Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation plus a $100,000 fine for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.”

“Petraeus appeared at the sentencing, which came two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.”

“The plea agreement carried 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 Judge David Kessler increased the fine to “reflect seriousness of the offense.””