Report: Federal prosecutors want felony charges against Petraeus

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This July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force's Flickr website shows the former Commander of ISAF and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus, left, shaking hands with his biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom he had an extramarital affair. (ISAF)
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This July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force's Flickr website shows the former Commander of ISAF and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus, left, shaking hands with his biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom he had an extramarital affair. (ISAF)

Report: Federal prosecutors want felony charges against Petraeus

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published: January 10, 2015

Federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against retired Gen. David Petraeus over classified information they say he provided to his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell, the New York Times is reporting.

Attorney General Eric Holder was expected to have decided by the end of last year whether to proceed with the charges but has not announced a decision, frustrating not only the FBI and Justice Department investigators but Petraeus's allies as well. The federal officials say Petraeus, who retired with four stars and was once commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, could be receiving special treatment, while Petraeus's allies say it's unfair to Petraeus to keep the issue stalled, according to the Times.

Petraeus resigned from the CIA in November 2012 after the affair with Broadwell became public. FBI agents later found classified documents on Broadwell's computer. Petraeus could face prison time over an indictment.

Read more at the New York Times.

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