David Patraeus has finally been sentenced for leaking classified CIA information to his lover. 

Former CIA Director, David Petraeus, has finally admitted in court to leaking classified information to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. His confession was part of a plea deal that resulted in a two year probation sentence and $100,000 fine for his crimes, which included giving Broadwell "black" notebooks filled with sensitive information on official meetings, war strategy, intelligence capabilities, and even names of covert officers. 

Back in June of 2010, Petraeus was confirmed by the Senate as commander of the Afghanistan war. A year later in 2011, he was sworn in as Director of the CIA, and two months after that he began having an extra-marital affair with Broadwell, who was writing his biography at the time. The affair quickly turned sour as many often do. The New York Times reports that, 

"In 2012, the F.B.I. opened a cyberstalking investigation after a friend of Mr. Petraeus’s reported to the authorities that she was receiving threatening messages from someone who appeared to know a lot about Mr. Petraeus’s whereabouts. It was later revealed that the person sending the messages was Paula Broadwell."

During that investigation, authorities learned about the CIA director's sharing of classified information and shortly afterward Petraeus resigned from his position. At the time, he denied the allegations but after his home was seized and eight "black" notebooks were taken, he was caught. 

According to U.S.A Today,

"Petraeus pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of eight highly secret black book binders that he had improperly retained from his time as top military commander in Afghanistan."

This sentence seems too lenient, considering the fact that CIA analyst and whistleblower on the CIA torture program, John Kiriakou, has served 30-months in prison for leaking classified information. Kiriakou will be featured in an upcoming episode of Off the Grid. In the meantime, check out the Governor's latest interview in the video below. 

-By Brigida Santos, The Off the Grid Team

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