Jill Kelley's involvement in the David Petraeus and John Allen scandals gets stranger by the day. Here are the top 10 oddest facts, relevant or not, dug up by the national media about this socialite-turned-whistle-blower.
10. Kelley once crashed a Republican fundraiser, and had her picture taken with Sen. Marco Rubio.
9. Kelley went skydiving with paracommandos at MacDill Air Force Base in 2010.
8. Charlie Crist, former governor of Florida, publicly denied that he once dated Kelley's twin sister.
7. The FBI agent whom Kelley tipped about Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell's threatening e-mails once sent her a shirtless photo of himself.
6. Last year, Kelley attended an FBI "citizens' academy." According to the FBI's website, the academy is for people who want to "find out firsthand how the FBI works," and "hear how the bureau tracks down spies and terrorists."
5. Kelley once hosted a party to celebrate "Tampa’s Gasparilla Pirate Fest." Twenty-eight police officers escorted Petraeus to the party.
4. Kelley and her husband ran a cancer charity that spent most of its money on parties, entertainment, and travel, and relatively little cash on actual research.
3. Kelley is an honorary diplomat to South Korea, and has the license plates to prove it. Citing her position, she once asked Adam Victor, a New York CEO, for $80 million to broker a business deal in the South Korea. According to Victor, Kelley told him she was able to get access to senior levels of the Korean government.
2. Kelley invoked her quasi-diplomatic status in a call to 911, after she spotted a paparazzi on her lawn. "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 told the 911 operator. "I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well."
1. E-mail communications with this one woman have figured in scandals surrounding two of the top officials in the U.S. national-security apparatus.
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