CIA Sex Scandal: Petraeus Florida Rat Owes Millions!

Jill Kelley

Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, the second woman who emerged as a player in the CIA sex scandal that cost Director David Petraeus his job, leaves her home without commenting this morning (Splash News)

There could be a good financial reason why Tampa socialite Jill Kelley blew the whistle on ex-CIA boss David Petraeus‘ affair with his biographer.

The story of the sexy tattletale’s takedown of master spy Petraeus is now worth millions!

And it so happens that social climber Jill and her oncologist hubby Scott Kelley owe millions to banks after the collapse of their real estate holdings in 2010, Gossip Extra has learned.

David Petraeus

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus (Splash News)

The Kelleys currently are the targets of at least four indebtedness lawsuits, and two foreclosures in Hillsborough County, according to court records.

And they’re fighting to keep their properties, the records show.

UPDATE: Another general’s “inappropriate” email exchanges with Jill Kelley under investigation

None of the half dozen lawyers hired by the Kelleys to fight off banks and credit card companies returned calls or emails to discuss their cases.

And the Kelleys are communicating with the reporters through bland statements, none of them addressing their finances.

But the lawsuits could help the public understand why Jill Kelley, who’s better known in Tampa for the charity parties on the front lawn of her house, is now at the center of a major scandal.

According to published records, Jill Kelley brought emails she received from Petraeus’ alleged mistress, biographer Paula Broadwell, to the FBI.

That sparked a domino effect that culminated with the married Petraeus’ resignation from the spy agency last week, and his admission of an inappropriate relationship.

According to Tampa’s newspapers, the Kelleys and Petraeus became friends after he took over the military’s Central Command at Tampa’s McDill Air Force Base in 2008.

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At the time, Jill Kelley was a volunteer social liaison at the base.

Broadwell’s emails, however, hinted at more between Petraeus and Jill Kelley. If nothing else, the emails showed that Broadwell considered Jill as a rival for Petraeus’ attention.

Jill Kelley's historic Hyde Park home

Jill and Scott Kelley’s historic home, used to entertain ex-CIA boss David Petraeus, has been in foreclosure for nearly two years (Splash News)

Regions Bank, meanwhile, is trying to foreclose on the Kelleys historic waterfront house. That’s where the Kelley’s famously entertained Petraeus and his wife Holly in February 2010 during the Gasparilla boat parade.

Hillsborough records show the Kelleys bought the Georgian brick mansion in 2004 for $1.5 million. And Region now claims they defaulted on a $271,000-credit line with their house, at 1005 Bayshore Boulevard, as collateral.

The five-bedroomer, in the Hyde Park district, is currently worth $840,000, according to the county’s property appraiser.

Worse: Central Bank is trying to foreclose on a $2.1 million note it holds on a 12,000-square-foot downtown Tampa office building owned by the Kelleys!

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  1. KG says

    This is a case of Dumb Desperate Housewives/CIA/Government Officials. Words to the wise, when you are having affairs with Officials in this nature YOU SHUT UP, not send another potential jump off a email over a man who is MARRIED AND NOT YOURS…and for the other YAHoo… you don’t send the so called threatning emails to the FBI…They do INVESTIGATE…DUMMY! And why would you have them investigate ,when you are having an affair as well…BEYOND dumb and dumber. No more Money for you two idiots. Oh and don’t forget to explain to your husbands as well as all the headlines news.

    Wow your both stupid.

  2. A 1911 SHOOTER says

    Damn that is a nice home..

    For those of you using Gmail, like in this case where psycho chick #1 emailed the other psycho chick #2, use some discretion.

    Pro-Tip> Simply create a Gmail acct where you and your cheating other party are the only ones w/the password. Now sign in and goto “Drafts”, write what ever crap you want to communicate then save it. Now the other party can sign in and read your draft and then write their own Draft. You can do this w/o ever sending it thus keeping everything on the down low. Of course Google can still screw you if they are summoned but …

  3. ilivea says

    Histrionic Jilly Kelly. … {{Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Assoc as a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriately seductive behavior. These individuals are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. People with HPD have a high need for attention, exaggerate their behaviors and emotions, and crave stimulation. They exhibit sexually provocative behavior, and assoc features include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs.}} ….. Or, she was sexually abused as a child – high sexual need is often a common sign of prior abused confusing sex with friendship/’love’. Whichever, Jill’s self esteem REQUIRES sexual approval from many, powerful people and she CLEARLY needs help. STAT. Paula was right to confront her.

  4. TIDE ferrari racing,tom davis says

    Terrific,she will now pimp out her BOOK since the money she was making as a SPY will dry up! Test question, what mid East country is she really from ? Twin sister used da Generals from Ft. DILL -DO to beat up her x husband in local divorce court. Save the MIAMI Marine Stadium & old palm beach.