Paula Broadwell, whose affair with then-CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, won’t be charged with cyberstalking, NBC News reports.
“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,” a spokesman for the office said Tuesday in a written statement.
Broadwell, the 37-year-old who wrote a biography about Petraeus, is accused of sending harassing emails to women who were close to Petraeus.
The decision not to prosecute was made “after applying relevant case law to the particular facts of this case,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office statement said.
“The decision on whether to bring a prosecution is always a serious matter, and one that should never be undertaken without the most thoughtful deliberation. As federal prosecutors, we are guided in the discharge of our responsibilities by considerations of fairness and justice. The prosecution of a case is undertaken only after the most careful review and analysis of the evidence and applicable law,” the statement said.