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Ex-CIA chief Petraeus fined, gets probation for info leak

Former director of CIA and former commander of US Forces in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus gives a speech after exiting the federal courthouse after facing criminal sentencing on April 23, 2015 in Charlotte, North CarolinaFormer CIA chief David Petraeus was given two years’ probation and fined $100,000 on Thursday for providing classified secrets to his mistress, capping a dramatic fall from grace for the man feted for changing the course of the Iraq war. The Justice Department had previously said that Petraeus, 62, had acknowledged giving eight “black books” — logs he kept as the US commander in Afghanistan — to his lover and biographer, Paula Broadwell. In a statement following sentencing, acting US Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose said that Petraeus “admitted to the unauthorized removal and retention of classified information and lying to the FBI and CIA about his possession and handling of classified information.

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