Gen. Petraeus Avoids Jail

Gen. Petraeus Avoids Jail

General David Petraeus, the embattled leader of President Bush’ Surge operation in Iraq, was sentenced to two year’s probation and fined $100,000 after his conviction by a federal court for sharing classified information while CIA director.

In a public statement after the sentencing, Petraeus told reporters, “Today marks the end of a two-and-a-half-year ordeal. I now look forward to moving on with the next phase of my life.”

While at the helm of the CIA, Petraeus was found to have engaged in an extra-marital affair with a woman who was writing a book about him. While the affair took place, Petraeus shared sensitive intelligence information to the woman.

The four-star general avoided a maximum sentence and lofty fines. Because of this, he is able to continue consulting the White House on national defense related matters.