​Paula Broadwell Faces No Cyberstalking Charges

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December 19, 2021
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Justice Department investigators in the Paula Broadwell case say that the mistress of former CIA Director David Petraeus will not face any federal cyberstalking charges.

The cyberstalking accusations stemmed from another woman, Jill Kelley, who was a friend to Petraeus, saying that she was receiving threatening e-mails from Broadwell.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa informed Broadwell’s attorney Robert Muse of the decision in a brief letter dated December 14.

“As the target of our investigation, we believe that it is appropriate to advise your client that our office has determined that no federal charges will be brought” regarding allegations of cyber stalking, Assistant U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow wrote.

Muse told CNN he was “very pleased that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa very promptly resolved this matter.”

“She’s pleased with the prosecutor’s decision and glad it’s been resolved,” an anonymous source told CNN of Broadwell’s response to the decision made by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The affair scandal between Broadwell and Petraeus was revealed when Kelley, a Tampa area socialite, and friend to Petraeus’s wife, Holly, reported to the FBI she was being harassed by Broadwell. Afterwards, the former General resigned from his post of C.I.A. Director on November 9th.

Kelley denied being romantically envolved with Petraeus as well, though the threats from Broadwell were thought to be over jealousy.

During the investigation, authorities who ceased Broadwell’s computers found that she was in possession of classified materials. Though the material was deemed classified it was said to not be highly sensitive material. The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have not resolved whether Broadwell will face charges for having such materials in her possession.