Petraeus pleads guilty to mishandling classified material, will face probation - The Washington Post
Was this a just sentence?CHARLOTTE — David H. Petraeus, a retired general considered one of the greatest military minds of his generation, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified materials, ending a long-running legal saga that had threatened to send him to prison.
Petraeus, who admitted he provided the materials to his former mistress and biographer, will instead face a two-year probationary period. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler also imposed a $100,000 fine — more than double the amount recommended by prosecutors — to reflect the “seriousness of the offense.”
Did the DOJ, due to the information involved back away as much information would be asked for by the Defense which does cause security issues and has caused the DOJ in the past to decide not to prosecute.