Gen. Allen cleared in misconduct investigation

Posted on: 11:27 am, January 23, 2013, by

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—A top commander in Afghanistan who was caught up in the David Petraeus scandal has been cleared of allegations surrounding inappropriate emails.

Gen. John Allen had been accused of sending inappropriate emails in question to Jill Kelley.

The height of the scandal came just as Allen was nominated to be the supreme NATO commander in Europe.

However, he claimed he did nothing wrong and the president agreed to put the nomination on hold until an investigation was underway.

Tuesday, the Defense Department found that the allegations against Gen. John Allen were unsubstantiated.

Kelley is the woman responsible for tipping off the FBI about inappropriate emails from Paula Broadwell.

The investigation later revealed information about an affair between Broadwell and CIA Director David Petraeus.

Petraeus later resigned from his post with the CIA.