David Petraeus Fined $100,000 for Sharing Classified Information

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Former CIA director and retired four-star general General David Petraeus makes his first public speech since resigning as CIA director at University of Southern California dinner for students Veterans and ROTC students on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Petraeus apologized in his speech for his actions that lead to him resigning from the CIA.
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David Petraeus, a retired army general who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to two years of probation and a $100,000 fine on Thursday for sharing classified information with his former love interest/biographer. The fine was $60,000 more than originally expected — the federal judge, David Keesler, wanted to provide an imposing deterrent for others who might want to follow in the former CIA director’s footsteps. Because Petraeus agreed to a plea deal, the world will not have the opportunity to see what a trial with these sort of plot details would look like, and Petraeus will avoid jail time. “I want to apologize for the pain my actions caused,” Petraeus said.

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