Former CIA Director David Petraeus was sentenced on Thursday for leaking classified material to his former mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell.
The retired four-star general managed to avoid prison time, but he must serve two years of probation and pay a $100,000 fine.
The penalty was much higher than the $40,000 federal prosecutors had recommended. The fine was increased to reflect the seriousness of his crime, according to NBC Charlotte.
Petraeus will be allowed to travel internationally while on probation. He will not be subjected to drug testing or firearm restrictions.
FBI officials and some prosecutors had argued that Petraeus should receive prison time for sharing secret information about his experience in Afghanistan with Broadwell.
The classified information, eight "black book" journals, was used as background for Broadwell's book, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."