Jill Kelley, the woman who alerted the FBI to the “harassing” emails she’d been receiving from All In author and possible bunny boiler* Paula Broadwell, has run into some financial trouble.

Kelley, 37, and her husband Scott Kelley, a cancer surgeon in Tampa, Fla., have been sued at least nine times, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Despite their lavish lifestyle, they face foreclosure and massive amounts of debt, according to court documents. Jill Kelley, who blew open the Petraeus scandal when she contacted a friend who worked for the FBI to report harassing emails from the CIA director’s mistress, Paula Broadwell, lives in a $1.5 million mansion on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Regions Bank is trying to foreclose on the historic waterfront home where the socialite entertained Petraeus and other VIPs, including military leaders stationed at MacDill Air Force Base.

The couple also face foreclosure on a three-story office building they own in downtown Tampa. Court records show that the Kelleys owe their bank nearly $2.2 million on the property, according to the the Tampa Bay Times. A judge last year ordered the building be put up for sale.

Jill Kelley, Petraeus Whistleblower, Owes Millions In Debt [HuffingtonPost via Heidi Moore]
*If the Petraeus family has pets, which should be locked up by now.

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  1. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Is it just me, or does absolutely nothing about this story make a lick of sense? I mean how does the guy who is essentially the world's top spy get called out by a party planner in Florida? Am I taking crazy pills?

  2. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Well, what am I supposed to do? You won't answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I'm not gonna be ignored!

    -Every guys worst nightmare

  3. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Jill Kelly > Jill Kelley

  4. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    The pussy is undefeated

  5. Posted by FKApmco | November 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Let's take crazy pills and go all Homeland on the story. Best conspiracy theory gets lunch with Bess & Matt. (they agreed to this on the proviso you take them somewhere that serves margs and gimlets)

  6. Posted by DingALing | November 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Congress focusing on an affair > Congress avoiding fiscal cliff.

  7. Posted by qwestion | November 13, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    The gimlets are for Bess, amirite?

  8. Posted by Conan The Destoyer | November 13, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Stage 5 Clinger

    -Guy who's been "found"

  9. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Yes, you are right? It's been well-established, by Bess and Matt themselves, that they prefer vodka gimlets and margs, respectively.

  10. Posted by Whistle | November 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Jill Kelly blowing my whistle > Jill Kelley blowing my whistle

  11. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Petraeus whitsleblower? Now you're just trying.

    – Flo rida

  12. Posted by agreatdaytothink | November 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    eh…makes no difference really.
    – F. Rida

  13. Posted by Hulk Hogan | November 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Does she do laundry?

  14. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Operation Kill Jelley!

  15. Posted by TobiasFunkeCFA | November 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    My favorite detail — an FBI agent assigned to the case decided it would be a sensible idea to send the social planner shirtless photos of himself. Very Jersey Shore move.

  16. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    I will bet somehow GS and tablesports fit into the story.

    –Guy waiting for the other shoe to drop

  17. Posted by PermaGuestII | November 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    It's all a promotion for the new 007 flick.

    -guy who spent a chunk of last night watching "50 Years of Bond- The Cars" on Ch. 106

  18. Posted by OpportunityCost | November 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Why do I feel like at least 1 person involved is going to end up on the next iteration of Real Housewives

  19. Posted by Laxbro | November 13, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    A jobless, broke and bored party-planning military groupie. I thin it was obvious that people knew the General was banging Broadwell, so this Kelley attention whore did what she could to not only instigate a reaction out of Broadwell but also blew up the story in a ploy to get some fame and in her dreams cast on some Bravo reality show. Every affluent enclave in America has living beyond their means, social climbing, posing, parasites like her and her husband; concerned more with hosting parties for the movers and shakers than actually building a successful medical practice for hubby. You'd think the Princeton educated Director of the CIA(!!!) would have more sense than to hang with these losers that don't have a pot to piss in. As someone who read a lot of espionage novels in prep school (le Carre, Fleming, Deighton, et al.), my respect for the CIA is greatly diminished. =(

    (the only interesting part may be how long it took the story to break, and if Obama knew before the election, etc.)

  20. Posted by I like twins | November 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    assuming the one involving Chuck Klosterman and the Times' Ethicist column doesn't count so let's try something different..

    Born in Lebanon, Jill Kelley and her "mentally unstable" twin sister grew up in Pennsylvania. They idolized Charlie Sheen in "Navy Seals" and determined to get themselves some stars & stripes or at least some bling. The girls would visit Manhattan where one was pulled towards Columbia (missing out on a future president, but finding a cancer surgeon instead). The other would shake her ass for nickles and coke (Taco Bell was not yet in Penn Station).

    After a falling out between the sisters, Jill and her hubby went down to florida and spent till the credit cards went bust. They bought their way into high society and her ass made up for the checks she needed cashed (through USAA of course). While Jill was one for the finer things, it was her sister Natalie Khawam, however, who had more devious intentions.

    Though only a child during the Beruit bombing, her childhood was molded by the taunts of xenophobes. When 9/11 occurred, something in her snapped. While Jill went patriotic, Natalie went Homeland. She played along, dating pols and military and 'raising the flag' like a real trooper. After getting close to Kerry, she hoped this would be her in to the White House, but it fell through. Instead she figured the better long term investment was the military.

    She put her chips on Allen. After all, he was moving up the ranks. All that prevented him from another large leap up the ladder was Petraeus. As they are identical twins, it was easy to convince Petraeus that the pics were actually from Jill. She found out about Broadwell from Allen. When Broadwell saw the pics in the gmail, she was enraged and went into a Springer-esque rage directed at Jill and scorning Petraeus for not being faithful with his mistress (the nerve really). Now Allen is scheduled to get a slap on the wrist and Natalie is a step closer to the top of the chain of command.

  21. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM


  22. Posted by Laxbro | November 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    I was unaware it was that easy to get the FBI to investigate annoying emails. Anyone have the FBI number for landlord tenant disputes??

  23. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Fatal Attraction reference, FTW

  24. Posted by VonSloneker | November 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Alternatively…tainted and nowhere.

    – M. Lewinsky & Donna Rice

  25. Posted by Sean | November 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Social Planner is a nice way for hooker, right? Is that just well established knowledge?

  26. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Too soon…

  27. Posted by PermaGuestII | November 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    To quote my late, ex-Foreign Service Officer, ex-ex-USMC officer, father: "bunch of drunk clowns who watched too many movies in high school. Their main purpose is to provide entertainment for the Brits and the Russkis."

  28. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Is it possible this (hideous) temptress was some sort of Libyan secret agent? Taking down at least 2 of our top generals (including the director of the CIA) would make her one of the most effective spies of all time.

  29. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM


    – Jill "Pussy Galore" Kelley

  30. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    The American Dream Step By Step:

    1) Become a doctor
    2) Be awful with money and marry a gold digger
    3) ???
    4) Profit!

  31. Posted by agreatdaytothink | November 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Serious point…..asking FBI agent to have their cyber-crimes department try to track down several harassing emails when you have "20,000-30,00 potentially inappropriate" emails from current top general in Afghanistan in your account seems, ummm, odd.

    – Person who assumes people aren't that stupid.

  32. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Most level headed docs end up married to some chick they met in med school. A doctor married to some piece of ass is very likely a shady creep. Now you know…..

  33. Posted by Laxbro | November 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Operation Kill Jelley! Ho Ho Ho


    – Kevin McCallister

  34. Posted by Z. Kouwe | November 13, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Damn, starting to get a bit nervous over here.

  35. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Maybe she thought the FBI agent would protect her from that coming out. He'd sent her shirtless picture sof himself, after all.

  36. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Go on.

  37. Posted by langley | November 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    and that was before they let jews in

  38. Posted by Zoe Cruz | November 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Hey !

  39. Posted by Pietro_F | November 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Jill Kelley, given her background and current station in life, is an opportunist. The only difference between the status quo as a near bankrupt socialite and multi-million dollar tell-all author was the major plot twist, the piece of history that would provide the platform for her to get paid to brag about her charmed life.

    Enter Broadwell (no double entendre intended) as harasser. Kelley now has legitimate cover to feign concern, knowing the likelihood her actions will snowball and place her at the center of an intriguing universe that countless Americans simply must read about.

    She'll ditch the hubbie, write the book and get rich. She's hot, too, so she'll remarry just fine. The only conspiracy here is that no one noticed Broadwell was a crazy bitch until now.

  40. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Which one of the following is most likely to be the muckraking harlot:

    a) Princeton educated director of cia
    b) Harvard educated writer
    c) Tampa bay jobless libyan worth -$4M

  41. Posted by Guesteeculos | November 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    I think Kelley gave him two good reasons to help her out. I mean, law enforcement officials don't just give favors out of the blue.

    Mike Tedesco

  42. Posted by Laxbro | November 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    I agree with everything you said but I don't think you know what rich or hot means. Her book deal and interviews won't cover her half of the real estate debt and she looks like King Abdullah in Brian Atwood pumps. Other than that no concerns.

  43. Posted by Harvard grad | November 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM


  44. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Jill Kelly, nice from far but far from nice.

    She looks like a baddie frm Star Trek when you look closer.

  45. Posted by Rachel Uchitel | November 13, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Hey !

  46. Posted by David | November 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    I am literally bleeding out of my ass.

    Thanks Broadwell.

  47. Posted by In Hiding | November 13, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    I called out the world's top ibank and I'm just a bronze-winning ping pong player!

    – NOT greg smith

  48. Posted by Death | November 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    that was it….

    seriously, what do you see in this guy?

  49. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    He sent them before ever filing the case (turns out Jill was banging everyone).

  50. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Also, interesting the disdain you show for opportunists. Aren't we all, in finance, opportunistically-oriented?

  51. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Lights off. Petraeus' night vision goggles on. Tom Cruise lowered in from the ceiling to avoid the laser-triggered alarms. 007 theme playing on a recorder that will self-destruct after the song is over.

  52. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Let me throw a story plot out there to Hollywood…….

    Jail these 2 bitches with the freaking crazy astronaut chick, all in one cell wired for pay for view. Who's on board with this?

  53. Posted by nospin | November 13, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Megyn Kelly > both

  54. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    "In 911 calls made to Tampa police this week about trespassing reporters, Jill Kelley seems to indicate that her property is considered diplomatic soil. "I'm the honorary consul general so they should not be on my property," Kelley said. "I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well.""

    The bitch is certified. Also note, her twin sister had her son taken away because a Judge deemed her a "psychologically unstable person" with an "unsteady moral and ethical compass." Safe to say these twins are both fit for straight jackets.

  55. Posted by guesticle | November 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I don't have a theory but I'd bet Petraeus wishes he could call in a drone strike on a certain Tampa Bay mansion right about now

  56. Posted by guesticle | November 13, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Good to know two wacky broads have our nation's top military and intelligence officers jumping through hoops. Unreal.

  57. Posted by Da Bills | November 13, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Jim Kelly

  58. Posted by guest | November 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Ugh, nerdy, not very attractive dudes who had no game when they were nobodies and not wealthy go for every warped but attentive and not-ugly younger thing that crosses their paths when they get some money and standing and the chance. Happens every day. Too bad for their wives and kids, I guess. Sad, insecure nerds still lurk inside…

  59. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Broadwell and Kelley are both Madame Bovaries. They marry boring doctors for money and respectability, and then start dying of boredom, so they have to spice up their lives with affairs, flirtations, etc.

  60. Posted by Guest | November 13, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Nothing I have read or heard about Jill Kelley, her husband, or sister would entice me to associate with them, attend one of their soirees, or have my photo take with them. If the head of the CIA and his wife can't pick classier friends instead of trashy sycophants, I have little sympathy for them.

  61. Posted by dandraka | November 14, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    TBF to Pietro re: hotness, she doesn't look all that bad in the article photo, but a quick Google Image search shows the Klingon she actually is.

    And totally agree with not getting rich with a book deal. IIRC even Greg Smith managed to get "just" 1.5 mil, and she owes 2.2 for just one property.

  62. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    Original Top Gear FTW! The American version sucks.

  63. Posted by G.S. | November 14, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    Had me worried Stanford was going to be on the list.

    -Deep Paddle

  64. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    If Kelley was such good friends with Petraeus, doesn't it seem logical that she would email him about some anonymous emails that (at the very least) allude to the General? Instead she gets some rando FBI guy that wants to bang her to investigate?

    So some FBI loser can get probable cause to sniff through private emails, including the director of the CIA, yet no charges were ever brought forth. Uhhhhh false alarm but we did find out people are having an affair?

  65. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 8:36 AM
  66. Posted by Longun | November 14, 2012 at 8:42 AM


  67. Posted by Puck It | November 14, 2012 at 8:47 AM


    —Troy Aikman

  68. Posted by whoa! | November 14, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Easy tiger – that pscho unstable twin had glowing letters testifying to her sanity from both Patreus and Allen. They have to right, no?

  69. Posted by Fixed it for you | November 14, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    "Despite their lavish lifestyle, they face foreclosure and massive amounts of debt"

    *Due to

  70. Posted by T. Brady | November 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    So many calls to make, so little time.

  71. Posted by UBS MidEast Quant | November 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    ** c) Tampa bay jobless Lebanese worth -$4M

    Other than that, no concerns.

  72. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    My thought exactly when I read that.

  73. Posted by Alice Paul | November 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Um, more like every dude goes for any kind of semi-attractive tail within their reach. Was Bill Clinton a nerd? All men are dogs.

  74. Posted by LIttle Fritz | November 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Already have it in BLOPS2. Killing zombies. Social Climbers/Zombies, same difference

  75. Posted by Little Fritz | November 14, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Mati Hari or Psycho Bimbo, I'm goin' with the Bimbo.

  76. Posted by guest | November 14, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Somewhere in all this there's a lesson in risk management. Comments?

  77. Posted by Worf | November 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Wait a minute, weren't there two psycho Klingon sisters in one of the Star Trek movies?!

  78. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    tomato, tomäto

  79. Posted by Dwight D. Eisenhower | November 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Too bad a) & b) both started at the same place.

    – The Long Gray Line

  80. Posted by guest | November 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Offer from Playboy in 5..4..3..2..

  81. Posted by D. Schwimmer | November 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Separated at birth: Paula Broadwell and Rocky Dennis from "Mask."

  82. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Congress focusing on an affair > Congress focusing on Benghazi

  83. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM
  84. Posted by Gonzo | November 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM
  85. Posted by Guest | November 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    I thought it was "due to" her throwing parties and not, you know, having a paying job

  86. Posted by Confused | November 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Ranger school honor graduate that banged the superintendents daughter while still a cadet at the academy : Nerd :: ….

  87. Posted by Noir Hawk | November 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Yet another case of people trying to live above their means. Smiling, wining and dining but, going Bankrupt behind the scenes.