Paula Broadwell avoids cyber-stalking charges

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US FEDERAL prosecutors will not file any charges in the ­cyber-stalking investigation of Paula Broadwell, the biographer of former CIA chief David Petraeus whose affair with him led to his resignation.

Anonymous e-mails that Ms Broadwell sent to Jill Kelley, a Tampa socialite who knew General Petraeus, prompted an FBI inquiry that exposed Ms Broadwell’s affair with the retired general known for his success in the Iraq war. Gen Petraeus resigned from the CIA last month.

“The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has decided not to pursue a federal case regarding the alleged acts of ‘cyber-stalking’ involving Paula Broadwell,” the agency said yesterday.

Ms Broadwell is still being investigated by the defence department for allegedly mishandling classified information.