FBI won’t charge Petraeus mistress

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The mistress of former CIA head Gen. David Petraeus will not be charged with cyberstalking, the United States Department of Justice confirmed on Tuesday.

Attorneys representing Paula Broadwell say that the woman blamed for bringing down the country’s top intelligence officer won’t face any federal charges related to “alleged acts of cyberstalking” in a letter sent from Assistant US Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow.

Broadwell, the one-time biographer of Gen. Petraeus, was accused of sending emails to a Florida woman named Jill Kelley, warning her to stay away from the CIA chief as well as Gen. John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan. The FBI was called in to investigate those emails, only to in turn uncover an affair between Broadwell and Petraeus.

Gen. Petraeus resigned from his role last month because he said he “showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.”

 

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