One of the women at the centre of an investigation that forced former CIA director David Petraeus to resign will not face charges, Florida federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
According to a report from Reuters, Paula Broadwell, a woman who was revealed to be Petraeus’ mistress and who is alleged to have sent threatening email messages to another woman (Florida socialite Jill Kelley), will not be formally charged.
“After applying relevant case law to the particular facts of this case, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has decided not to pursue a federal case regarding the alleged acts of ‘cyberstalking’ involving Paula Broadwell,” the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida, said in a statement.
The FBI, however, may continue its investigation into classified material that was found on Broadwell’s personal computer.
Both Broadwell and Petraeus were thrust into the media spotlight in November after Kelley reported threatening emails to the FBI. It turns out the emails were from Broadwell, who was writing a biography of Petraeus, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. It was later revealed that Broadwell also having an affair with the the retired general.
Petraeus, who has been married to the same woman for 30 years, resigned from his position at the CIA. Broadwell was also married at the time of the affair.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012