No cyberstalking charges for Petraeus’ mistress Broadwell

Posted at 1:59 PM, Dec 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-18 14:00:56-05

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — Paula Broadwell, whose affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, will not be charged for emails she sent to a Tampa, Florida, woman, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa said Tuesday.

Prosecutors announced the decision in a letter to Broadwell’s attorney.

“We were very pleased that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa very promptly resolved this matter,” Broadwell’s attorney, Bob Muse, told CNN.

The decision does not involve another investigation against Broadwell that government sources have told CNN is focused on classified material found in her home.

Broadwell’s affair with Petraeus came to light after the FBI began investigating a Tampa woman’s complaints that someone had sent her harassing emails.

Investigators eventually tracked the emails to Broadwell, and in doing so uncovered her affair with Petraeus, the retired four-star general whom she had profiled in a best-selling biography.

Petraeus resigned November 9, a day before the affair became public.

Broadwell is a U.S. Army Reserve officer and anti-terrorism expert.

CNN’s Carol Cratty, Gloria Borger and Suzanne Kelly contributed to this report

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