The retired General and former CIA Director, David Petraeus admitted to disclosing sensitive information to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell, as well as lying to F.B.I. agents regarding the case has been sentenced today, Thursday, April 22.


As previously reported on IFWT last month, David Petraeus took a plea deal and plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material in order to avoid a long and embarrassing trial. The judge overseeing the case was not bound to the Justice Department’s recommendation, which would spare Petraeus of jail time, however, chances are looking pretty good that Petraeus will walk with just probation and a fine.

So, apparently sharing secret CIA information and lying to the feds does not always equal jail time. Petraues was sentenced to two-years probation and a $100,000 fine after he plead guilty today in federal court. F.B.I. officials, and the prosecutors were a bit upset with the Justice Department’s recommendation of no jail time. Petraeus admitted to lying to the feds an offense that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. Prosecutors and some law enforcement officials feel that the plea deal to avoid jail time is nothing more than “preferential treatment.”

What do you guys think about the sentencing? Should he have received jail time?

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