Jill Kelley’s bogus charity has been uncovered as the centerpiece of the David Petraeus sex scandal comes into the national spotlight.
Kelley was identified as the woman who tipped off FBI agents to the affair between Petraeus, the recently resigned CIA director, and biographer Paula Broadwell. Kelley allegedly received a threatening email from Broadwell, which was then forwarded on to the FBI.
But focus has now shifted to Jill Kelley’s bogus charity, which Atlantic Wire reported was used to fund parties she threw in the Tampa, Florida, area.
Jill Kelley and her husband Scott, a physician, set up the Doctor Kelley Cancer Foundation in 2007 for the purpose of conducting cancer research and granting wishes to terminally ill adult cancer patients.
The Huffington Post dug into Jill Kelley’s bogus charity and found tax forms showing that it fell short of its intended mission. The report found that all of the charity’s money was spent on parties, entertainment, and attorney fees.
The report goes on:
“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. 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 Kelleys also listed smaller expenses that appear excessive for a charity operating from a private home, including $12,807 for office expenses and supplies, and $7,854 on utilities and telephones.”
As new broke about Jill Kelley’s bogus charity, the socialite has reportedly turned to the police in search of special treatment. As Atlantic Wire notes, she called 911 several times one day asking that media members be removed from near her home, claiming that she has “diplomatic protection.”