Petraeus case: ‘Charges recommended’ for ex-CIA boss

US prosecutors have recommended bringing charges against ex-CIA director David Petraeus for providing classified information to a former mistress, the New York Times reports.

The paper cites officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A decorated former general, Mr Petraeus resigned as CIA chief in 2012 after details of his affair with Paula Broadwell emerged.

He was a commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before taking the role.

A US Justice Department investigation is focusing on whether Mr Petraeus gave Ms Broadwell access to his CIA email and other classified information while director of the organisation, the paper says.

FBI agents discovered classified documents on her computer after he quit, according to the New York Times.