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No cyberstalking charges for Petraeus mistress
The woman whose adultery with CIA Director David H. Petraeus forced his resignation will not face any charges in the cyberstalking case that led to the disclosure of the affair, federal authorities said Tuesday.
“After applying relevant case law to the particular facts of this case, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida has decided not to pursue a federal case regarding the alleged acts of ‘cyber-stalking’ involving Paula Broadwell,” William Daniels, spokesman for the Tampa-based U.S. attorney's office, said in a written statement.
The inquiry eventually led to the exposure of not just Mrs. Broadwell and Mr. Petraeus‘ affair but also a potentially inappropriate relationship between Marine Gen. John Allen, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and Mrs. Kelley, 37.
The two have denied having an affair, and one senior defense official who has seen some of the email messages described them as “mildly flirtatious.”
Defenders of Mr. Petraeus have said that his affair with Mrs. Broadwell, who wrote an admiring biography of his time as commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, began after he had left the military and been confirmed for the CIA post.
Adultery is a crime for military personnel. Mrs. Broadwell, who is a reserve Army officer, could face prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
After FBI agents last month searched Mrs. Broadwell’s home in Charlotte, N.C., law enforcement officials told The Washington Times that investigators were going through a substantial amount of classified material that appeared to have been at the least improperly stored.
There was no news Tuesday about any outcome from that investigation.
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Shaun Waterman is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Times, covering foreign affairs, defense and cybersecurity. He was a senior editor and correspondent for United Press International for nearly a decade, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became ...
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