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AP source: US weighs criminal charges for Petraeus

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By ERIC TUCKER

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official says the Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information.

The official says investigators have presented senior-level Justice Department officials such as Attorney General Eric Holder with information on the case to make a decision.

Federal investigators have been looking into whether Petraeus provided classified information to his biographer, with whom he admitted having an affair when he resigned from the CIA in 2012.

The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The New York Times reported Friday evening that prosecutors had recommended to Holder that Petraeus be charged.

A lawyer for Petraeus declined to comment Friday night, as did a spokesman for the Justice Department.

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