Jill Kelley ‘asked for $80m fee to broker an energy deal claiming her connections to General Petraeus and “honorary consul” title’

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By Paul Thompson In Tampa, Florida

PUBLISHED:10:49 EST, 15  November 2012| UPDATED:14:50 EST, 15 November 2012

Looking for a cut: Jill Kelley said that she wanted two per cent of a multi-billion dollar deal
Looking for a cut: Jill Kelley said that she wanted two  per cent of a multi-billion dollar deal

Socialite Jill Kelley tried to cash in on her  ‘honorary consul’ title by asking for $80m for her help in putting together an  energy deal.

She asked for two per cent of a multi-billion  deal being considered by an alternative energy company called TransGas  Development Systems.

Kelley, 37, was even flown to New York by the  company so she could learn more about the business.

But according to company president Adam  Victor he realised she didn’t have a clue about commercial deals when she asked  for the eight figure sum for brokering any deal.

Victor said he met Kelley at the Republican  Convention in Tampa in September where she boasted about her close contacts with  General David Petraeus.

She also told him she was honorary consul for  South Korea and Victor admitted he thought her links with officials from the  country could help his business.

‘When I met with (her), she seemed extremely  interested in coal gasification,’ Victor said.

He told the Tampa  Tribune that he flew Kelley to New  York to learn more  about his company’s clean coal technology and believed her  close ties to Petraeus could help win energy contacts in South Korea.

Victor said he was shocked when Kelley, who  owes millions to the bank and in  credit card debt, asked for two per cent of  any deal that was signed.

The energy chief said he was so taken back by  the demand that he began to  question her experience in putting together deals.  He also cut all ties  with her.

A spokesman for Kelley said she was not aware  of TransGas.

Meanwhile, South Korean officials are now  examining if Kelley should retain the title ‘honorary consul’

‘We are looking at what is going on around  her,’ said Tae-jin Kim from the South Korean embassy.

Wealth: The home of Jill and Scott Kelley in Tampa, which they paid $1.5 million for in June 2004 - cementing their place in the social elite of the Sunshine StateWealth: The home of Jill and Scott Kelley in Tampa,  which they paid $1.5 million for in June 2004 – cementing their place in the  social elite of the Sunshine State

Jill Kelley sports an 'Honorary Consul' license plate on her silver Mercedes - which she has erroneously claimed gives her special privileges

Jill Kelley sports an ‘Honorary Consul’ license plate on  her silver Mercedes – which she has erroneously claimed gives her special  privileges

‘I think there is a possibility we will  review her status.’

Kelley parades around Tampa in a silver  Mercedes with the licence plate “Honorary Consul”.

She also tried to ask for diplomatic  protection after her name first became linked to the downfall for former CIA  director Petraeus.

Losing her honorary consul status will be  another slap in the face for Kelley who has already had her pass to the MacDill  Air force base revoked.

That was far from the first time that Kelley  ruffled feathers at the military base, as the wife of General John Allen, the  top military commander under investigation for sending ‘flirty’ emails to a  Florida party organizer, was unhappy about their close friendship.

Kathy Allen complained to the wife of a civil  liaison officer at Central Command in Tampa about the number of emails her  husband was receiving from socialite Jill Kelley.

Jill Kelley with her husband Dr. Scott Kelley (left and right) at social functions in Tampa, Florida before the David Petraeus scandal struckJill Kelley with her husband Dr. Scott Kelley (left and right) at social functions in Tampa, Florida before the David Petraeus scandal struck

Jill Kelley with her husband Dr. Scott Kelley  (left and  right) at social functions in Tampa, Florida before the David  Petraeus scandal  struck

News crews wait behind Jill Kelley's home on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida - hoping to photograph the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from General David Petraeus' paramour, Paula BroadwellNews crews wait behind Jill Kelley’s home on Tuesday,  Nov 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida – hoping to photograph the woman who allegedly  received harassing emails from General David Petraeus’ paramour, Paula  Broadwell

Kelley, who revelled in her close links to  senior military men, was warned several times to stop bombarding the general  with emails.

Mark Rosenthal, a civil liaison officer for  the MacDill Air Force base in Tampa where Central Command is based, said he was  appalled by the flirty behavior of Kelley at lavish parties she hosted in her  $1.3million home.

‘I called her probably three times and told  her not to send any more emails,’ he told the Tampa Tribune.

‘I thought it was ridiculous. Who the hell is  she. These guys are protecting the world.’

No longer welcome: 'Honorary consul' Jill Kelley has had her pass to U.S. Central Command in Tampa taken away while an investigation into her emails takes placeNo longer welcome: ‘Honorary consul’ Jill Kelley has had  her pass to U.S. Central Command in Tampa taken away while an investigation into  her emails takes place

The scathing portrayal came as Jill Kelley’s  husband Dr Scott Kelley was pictured for the first time today since being  dragged into the media spotlight.

Dr Kelley, a renowned cancer surgeon, was  seen leaving his house, the first time since his wife Jill Kelley was revealed  as the lynchpin of an FBI investigation that led to CIA director David Petraeus’  resignation over an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.

The surgeon looked tired as he left home in  Tampa, Florida wearing a shirt and tie. As he made his way to his car, he glared  at the photographers who have been camped outside his mansion for several  days.

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