(NEW YORK TIMES) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David H. Petraeus, the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will most likely be sentenced to probation here on Thursday in a leak investigation that embarrassed him and created bitter disputes inside the Justice Department about whether he was receiving too much leniency from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

In March, as part of a plea agreement with the Justice Department, Mr. Petraeus admitted that he had provided highly classified journals to a woman with whom he had an affair and who wrote his biography when he was the director of the C.I.A.

Although that charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison, prosecutors agreed to recommend that he be spared prison time.

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