The Florida woman whose report of harassing emails from Paula Broadwell ultimately led to the resignation of may be a "nice, rich, bored socialite," as one U.S. official described her, but she also pursued close ties to top military and intelligence officials, and with her husband and twin sister has endured recent financial and legal woes.
Jill Kelley, 37, is a Tampa socialite who volunteered her time to support the military, planned and hosted charitable events and forged tight friendships with top brass. Her sister, , also became friendly with major players, including both Gen. Petraeus and Gen. , commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
The sisters had apparently grown so close to the high level military officials that both servicemen wrote letters on Khawam's behalf in September as she battled her ex-husband for custody of her son, even as the judge in the custody dispute wrote that Khawam had "severe psychological deficits."
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