Petraeus sentenced to 2 years probation, fined $100,000
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Former CIA Director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and a $100,000 fine on Thursday for giving his mistress classified information, capping the former military leader's stunning fall.

Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material while appearing before a judge in federal court in Charlotte, N.C.


The two years of probation was in line with the sentence recommended by the federal government as part of a plea deal with Petraeus, but the fine exceeded the $40,000 called for by prosecutors.

In a brief statement outside of the courthouse, Petraeus expressed remorse and thanked those who had supported him.

"I now look forward to moving on in the next phase of my life," he said.

The plea deal allowed Petraeus to avoid a trial that would expose details of his affair with author Paula Broadwell.

The charges against Petraeus stemmed from his decision to give Broadwell diaries containing classified information, including the identities of covert officers, while she worked on a book about the former military commander.

None of the information appeared in her final published biography.

This story was updated at 4:13 p.m.