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Petraeus scandal: Did anything illegal happen? Five questions so far.

An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now called into question the private lives and careers of two of the nation’s top national-security officials. Here is an accounting of what is known so far.

By , Staff writer

3. Did anything illegal happen?

The FBI ultimately chose not to pursue a criminal investigation of Petraeus because they determined no security breach had been committed. However, the seizure of reportedly classified documents from Broadwell’s home in Charlotte, N.C., marks a renewed expansion of the investigation, officials say.

As for Allen, if he is found to have committed adultery, he could be prosecuted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Adultery is a crime for members of the military when it is found to be prejudicial to good order and discipline.

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