Jill Kelley, one of the women at the center of the scandal that led to Gen. David Petraeus’ resignation from the CIA, has been fired from her job as honorary South Korean consul.
South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun made the announcement during a visit to Washington, the government-funded Yonhap News Agency
He said the decision had been made because Kelley had tried to use her title for “personal gains.”
Kelley, a Lebanese-born Tampa socialite, complained to the FBI that she was being cyberstalked by Petraeus’ biographer Paula Broadwell. During the investigations it was found that Broadwell and Petraeus, the head of the CIA, were having an affair.
It was also discovered that Kelley had a close, but non-sexual, relationship with Gen. John Allen, the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and the two had exchanged thousands of email messages.
Kelley, 37, tried to invoke diplomatic status during a 911 call to police in which she asked for journalists camped out at her Tampa home to be moved, even though the title was purely symbolic.
She was awarded the title in August after she became friendly to Han Duk-Soo, the former South Korean prime minister and ambassador to the United States.
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