Petraeus Mistress Won’t Be Charged With “Cyberstalking”
WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) – The woman at the center of the affair which led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus will not be charged for allegedly warning a romantic rival to stay away.
Paula Broadwell’s lawyer, Robert Muse, said the Justice Department has dropped its investigation and no federal charges will be brought in Florida related to “alleged acts of cyberstalking.”
A retired general, Petraeus resigned as CIA director in November after acknowledging the extramarital affair, which was exposed after Broadwell emailed Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, allegedly warning Kelley to stay away from Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Kelley reported the emails to the FBI, triggering an investigation that led the FBI to Kelley’s emails to the married Allen, who is now under investigation by the Pentagon’s inspector general.