FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus: Report

The FBI and US Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, The New York Times said Friday.

AFP| Updated: Jan 10, 2015, 09:49 AM IST

Washington: The FBI and US Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, The New York Times said Friday.

The investigation stems from an affair the now-retired Petraeus -- who was also commander of American forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan -- had with an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, the newspaper said, citing officials.