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Ex-CIA chief Petraeus gets 2 years' probation, fine for sharing military secrets with mistress

  • FILE - In this Friday Oct. 15, 2010 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S and NATO commander addresses RUSI members on ‘The International Mission in Afghanistan', at the United Services Institute in central London. Former CIA Director Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday April 23, 2015 in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. (AP Photo/Dan Kitwood, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Friday Oct. 15, 2010 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S and NATO commander addresses RUSI members on ‘The International Mission in Afghanistan', at the United Services Institute in central London. Former CIA Director Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday April 23, 2015 in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. (AP Photo/Dan Kitwood, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015. Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015. Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015. Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, arrives for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015. Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, has been sentenced to two years' probation and a $100,000 fine for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Thursday's sentencing came two months after Petraeus agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

The plea agreement carried a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years of probation and a $40,000 fine. But the judge was not bound by that.

The agreement was filed in federal court in Charlotte, where Paula Broadwell, the general's biographer and former lover, lives with her husband and children.