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November 14, 2012

Figure in David Petraeus Scandal Led Bankrupt Cancer Charity

The Tampa, Fla., socialite who kindled the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus, operated a cancer charity that went bankrupt within a year of its founding, according to the Huffington Post.

Jill Kelley and her husband, cancer surgeon Scott Kelley, launched the Doctor Kelley Cancer Foundation out of their home in 2007, stating on tax forms that it would be "operated exclusively to conduct cancer research and to grant wishes to terminally ill adult cancer patients." By the end of that year, the organization went bankrupt after spending the $157,284 it reported starting with, more than half of it on travel, meals, and entertainment.

Ms. Kelley's complaint to the FBI about alleged threatening e-mails from Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus's biographer and lover, led to an investigation that prompted the former general's departure from the CIA on Friday. Ms. Kelley's voluminous e-mail correspondence with Gen. John Allen, the U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, has sparked a separate inquiry.