David Petraeus Sentenced To 2 Years' Probation, $100,000 Fine For Leaking Classified Material

04/23/2015 03:33 pm ET | Updated Apr 23, 2015

Former CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to 2 years of probation and a $100,000 fine Thursday for sharing classified material with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, during an extramarital affair in 2011.

In March, Petraeus agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of removing and retaining classified material.

The AP has more:

The plea agreement carried a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years of probation and a $40,000 fine. But Judge David Kessler increased the fine to "reflect seriousness of the offense."

In court, before being sentenced, Petraeus apologized "for the pain my actions have caused."

The agreement was filed in federal court in Charlotte, the city where Paula Broadwell, the general's biographer and former lover, lives with her husband and children.

Petraeus resigned in November 2012 after admitting he'd had an affair with Broadwell.

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