Former CIA director David Petraeus will plead guilty to sharing classified information with Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer, according to media reports and court documents. The Justice Department began investigating Petraeus in 2012, suspecting that he'd given Broadwell access to his CIA email.
As recently as last month, Petraius was rumored to be facing felony charges after classified CIA documents and emails were found on Broadwell's computer. Petraeus has spent his forced retirement puttering around town, making abashed speeches about what a bad boy he is and — until our brother site Gawker reported on it — getting paid a truly eye-popping amount of money to teach not very many hours at CUNY.
According to court documents filed Tuesday in North Carolina's federal district court, Petraeus has signed a plea agreement that admits he "unlawfully and knowingly" took classified documents and stored them in "unauthorized" locations." He's agreed to plead guilty to one count of "unauthorized removal and retention of classified material." Those charges usually carry the penalty of a fine and a maximum one-year prison sentence, but we'll just go ahead and guess that prison is unlikely here.
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