General David Petraeus is currently a contender for the position of Secretary of State under Trump. Previously the head of US Central Command and the Commander of US Forces Afghanistan, Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA when it was discovered that he having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Soon after, the authorities found out that he gave her loads of Top Secret documents. Which she photographed. Then he lied to the FBI about it.

The Justice Department was preparing to charge him with violating the Espionage Act and with lying to the FBI, but they let him cop a plea to one count involving the mishandling of classified information, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to two years probation (which will end on April 23, 2017) and a $100,000 fine. Below are the most important documents from US v. Petraeus

Bill of Information [2 pages] - the charge against Petraeus ("Unauthorized Removal and Retention of Classified Documents or Material")

Plea Agreement [5 pages] 

Factual Basis [15 pages] - includes a narrative of Petraeus' actions

Acceptance and Entry of Guilty Plea [6 pages]

Judgment [5 pages] - includes terms of Petraeus' probation and notice of $100,000 fine

Statement of Reasons [4 pages] - the court explains its punishment. Originally a sealed document

Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum in Support of Probation [11 pages] - Petraeus explains why he should be allowed to cop a plea. Originally a sealed document

Appendix [64 pages] - appendix to the above memorandum. Petraeus' powerful friends and colleagues explain why he should be allowed to cop a plea. Originally a sealed document

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From the Factual Basis

From the Judgment