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Jill Kelley

Jill Kelley is a Florida woman who has emerged as the central figure in the scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus and in the investigation on the alleged flirtatious communication by Marine General John R. Allen.

Kelley knew David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell which she was working as a volunteer setting up social events at MacDill Air Force Base outside Tampa.

2012 Scandal

Defense officials and the people close to Petraeus and Allen has said that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by Petraeus and John Allen. The scandal was uncovered when Kelley has complained to the FBI about harassing and threatening mails by an anonymous person alleged to be Petraeus' biographer Paula Broadwell. The FBI investigation into the mails has found that CIA Director David Petraeus was involved in a romantic relationship with Broadwell.

The relationship between Kelley and the two defense officials was said to be close as both of them intervened in Kelley's twin sister Natalie Khawam's child custody battle. Allen and Kelley has communicated frequently on email and the prints of those emails and other messages were said to be between 20,000 and 30,000 pages.

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