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Jill Kelley's Bogus Charity Revealed as Petraeus Scandal Attention Sparks Call for Diplomatic Protection

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By Jessica Rodriguez , Christian Post Contributor
November 14, 2012|12:19 pm
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    (PHOTO) REUTERS/Brian Blanco/ISAF/Handout
    Jill Kelley (L) and Paula Broadwell (R)

Jill Kelley reportedly ran a bogus charity, according to new reports out on Tuesday. Kelley - the woman who sparked the Petraeus scandal, has now been caught up in an alleged scandal of her own.

The claims will not please Kelley as they trash her reputation as a lauded socialite in the Tampa area.

It has been alleged by various reports on Tuesday that Kelley used to throw fancy parties with expensive buffets including caviar, with funds provided by a bogus charity she had set up with her doctor husband, Scott Kelley.

The couple established a charity called the "Doctor Kelley Cancer Foundation" in 2007. The charity purported to have a mission to "conduct cancer research and to grant wishes to terminally ill adult cancer patients," according to the Huff Post.

However, according to the Huffington Post report, "By the end of 2007, the charity had gone bankrupt, having conveniently spent exactly the same amount of money, $157,284, as it started with -- not a dollar more, according to its 990 financial form."

The report continued to claim, "Of that, $43,317 was billed as 'Meals and Entertainment,' $38,610 was assigned to 'Travel,' another $25,013 was spent on legal fees, and $8,822 went to 'Automotive Expenses.'"

The Kelley's have not come forward to speak about those allegations in public yet, and are believed to not be impressed by the media attention spilling over towards them.

In recent weeks Jill Kelley has called 911 numerous times, sometimes multiple times on the same day, according to Yahoo News.

On one such call recently, Kelley told the emergency worker that someone was lurking in her garden, and requested special protection be sent to her home.

"You know, I don't know if by any chance, because I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property," she allegedly said. "I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well."

Jill Kelley was referring to the fact that she is an honorary consul of South Korea. A diplomatic official has confirmed to the press on Tuesday though that her role is nothing more than a symbolic title and comes with no special treatment or protection.

"She does not work as a real consul," the official has said.

 

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