Jill Kelley founded questionable and now-bankrupt cancer charity

by Emily Senger

The media firestorm surrounding CIA director David Petraeus’ affair with biographer Paula Broadwell and subsequent resignation got more fuel late Tuesday when reports emerged saying Jill Kelley — the Florida socialite who was on the receiving end of nasty emails from Broadwell — ran a questionable cancer charity with her doctor husband Scott Kelley.

According to a report from the Huffington Post, The Doctor Kelley Cancer Foundation had the stated mandate of conducting research and providing terminally ill adult cancer patients will a final wish. Instead, The Huffington Post reports, the charity went bankrupt in 2007, and records show that it spent tens of thousands on meals and entertainment, travel, and office expenses and supplies.

The latest revelation comes amid reports that Kelley is not a huge fan of the media camped outside of her Tampa home. USA Today reports that Kelley has called authorities multiple times about trespassers over the last few days and, in one call, requested “diplomatic protection.”

According to a report from Foreign Policy Kelley is an “honorary consul” of South Korea, a purely symbolic position with no official responsibilities.




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