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Press Statement Regarding Petraeus' Soft Plea Deal


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Press Statement Regarding Petraeus' Soft Plea Deal

WASHINGTON - Today, the Justice Department handed former CIA Director David Petraeus a friendly plea agreement, which includes a recommendation of two years probation under 18 USC Sec. 1924 for illegally disclosing classified information to his mistress. The agreement highlights the grossly unfair double standard in so-called “leak” prosecutions, as eight whistleblowers have been charged under the draconian 1917 Espionage Act since 2008.

In regard to the plea deal, GAP’s Jesselyn Radack stated:

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