Jill Kelley, the woman who complained to her FBI friend about threatening emails she received from General Petraeus's mistress Paul Broadwell thus initiating the federal probe, has been running an obvious scam charity out of her home since 2007.
How do we know it's s scam? The "charity" raised $157,000 in 2007. Here's where that money went:
- $43,317 for "Meals and Entertainment"
- $38,610 for "Travel"
- $25,013 for legal fees
- $8,822 for "Automotive Expenses"
- $12,807 for office expenses and supplies, and
- $7,854 on utilities and telephones
When more half the money raised by a charity goes to meals, entertainment, and travel - while none goes to cancer research - some kind of fraud is being perpetrated on the donors.
Based out of the couple's mansion, the Doctor Kelley Cancer Foundation claimed on its tax forms that it "shall be operated exclusively to conduct cancer research and to grant wishes to terminally ill adult cancer patients."
From the records, it appears that the charity fell far short of its mission. While the origins of the seed money used to start the charity in 2007 are unclear, financial records reviewed by The Huffington Post reveal that the group spent all of its money not on research, but on parties, entertainment, travel and attorney fees.
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.
Kelley is millions of dollars in debt while her twin sister filed for bankruptcy. What was Petreaus, General Allen, an FBI agent, Senators Kerry and Whitehouse, plus numerous other general officers, congressmen, Democratic and Republican party officials doing hanging around this woman?
Strap yourselves in, folks. We haven't seen the bottom of this yet.