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David Petraeus to be sentenced for classified leaks on April 23

After signaling last week that he will plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, former CIA Director David Petraeus will be sentenced on April 23, the U.S. Attorney's office in North Carolina announced Monday.

The hearing is scheduled for 2:00 PM in a courtroom in Charlotte. Petraeus is expected to formally enter his guilty plea at that time.

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Petraeus, who was also formerly the top U.S. general in Iraq and Afghanistan, was accused earlier this year of giving classified materials to Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer, while he held the top job at the CIA.

Petraeus acknowledged giving Broadwell several notebooks that contained highly classified information he'd compiled during his time as a top general, including the identities of covert officers, war strategy, intelligence capabilities, and discussions with President Obama.

"Perhaps my experience can be instructive to others who stumble, or indeed fall as far as I did," he said.

The Department of Justice announced last week that Petraeus had signed a plea agreement that would allow him to avoid a trial and potential jail time by entering a guilty plea. Petraeus and the Justice Department jointly requested a sentence of two years probation and a $40,000 fine.

The sentencing hearing may not mark the end of Petraeus' woes, according to CBS News National Security Reporter David Martin. The CIA inspector general has probed whether Petraeus misused his security detail in carrying on his affair with Broadwell, and the Army could still take action against him for mishandling classified information while on active duty.

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