Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Stalking charges have been dropped against Gen. David Petreaus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell.
The U.S. Department of Justice in Tampa, Fla., sent Channel 9 a letter saying that it has decided to drop cyber stalking charges against the Charlotte woman accused of having an affair with Petreaus.
The charges were connected to Florida socialite Jill Kelley, who accused Broadwell of sending emails threatening her to stay away from Petreaus.
Once Kelley reported the emails to federal investigators, they discovered Broadwell and Petreaus’ alleged affair.
The alleged affair ultimately led to the general’s resignation from the CIA last month.
The Dilworth mother is the former military leader’s biographer and is still accused of keeping top secret government documents in her home.
Although Broadwell is no longer the target of this investigation, the inquiry revealed the alleged affair with Petraeus, leading him to resign from the CIA and sending Broadwell, her husband and children into virtual hiding.
Broadwell is still accused of keeping sensitive government documents in her Dilworth home.
A spokesperson of Broadwell said on Monday that the Broadwell family is pleased with the recent decision and very grateful that the issue has been resolved.