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Prosecutors Said To Recommend Charges Against Former Gen. David Petraeus

Former CIA director David Petraeus gives a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) during the 7th Annual
Former CIA director David Petraeus gives a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) during the 7th Annual International Conference at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on January 28, 2014, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel-Aviv. The event runs until January 29. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison.

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