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Key dates in scandal

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FBI agents carry out boxes after searching the home of Paula Broadwell on Nov. 13, 2012, in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte.
FBI agents carry out boxes after searching the home of Paula Broadwell on Nov. 13, 2012, in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte. 2012 GETTY FILE PHOTO

Spring 2006

Paula Broadwell meets Army Gen. David Petraeus at Harvard University, where she is a graduate student.

Throughout 2010

Broadwell makes six trips to Afghanistan to research her biography of Petraeus.

Aug. 4, 2011

Broadwell records conversation in which Petraeus acknowledges his “black books” contain classified information.

Sept. 6, 2011

Petraeus becomes CIA director. Their affair begins in November.

May 2012

FBI begins a cyberstalking investigation based on a complaint.

Summer 2012

FBI discovers intimate emails between Petraeus and Broadwell, concluding that the two had an affair. The affair ends.

Early fall 2012

FBI interviews Broadwell. She admits the affair and gives them her computer. Agents discover classified documents; she says Petraeus did not give them to her.

October 2012

Agents interview Petraeus. He also admits to the affair and says he did not give any classified documents to Broadwell.

Nov. 9, 2012

Petraeus resigns, citing an extramarital affair.

Nov. 12, 2012

FBI searches Broadwell’s home in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, carrying away several boxes.

December 2012

Broadwell is cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the alleged cyberstalking of Jill Kelley, according to a letter from the U.S. Attorney in Florida.

May 2013

In a brief comment to WSOC-TV, Broadwell apologizes for her affair with Petraeus.

Jan. 9, 2015

The New York Times reports that the FBI and Justice Department are recommending charges against Petraeus. Nothing is said about charges against Broadwell.

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