Skip to comments.Petraeus friends Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam share financial troubles
Posted on 11/14/2012 6:18:21 AM PST by RummyChick
TAMPA In late September, a U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and the head of the Central Intelligence Agency sent letters to a court in Washington, D.C., testifying that a single mom in Tampa named Natalie Khawam was fit to parent her 4-year-old son.
Gen. John R. Allen praised Khawam the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman who sparked an FBI investigation that exposed retired Gen. David Petraeus' affair for her "maturity, integrity and steadfast commitment to raising her child." Petraeus told the court Khawam "dotes on her son and goes to great lengths and great expense to spend quality time with him."
The court had a different opinion.
"Ms. Khawam appears to lack any appreciation or respect for the importance of honesty and integrity in her interactions with her family, employers, and others with whom she comes in contact," a judge wrote after a litany of hearings and psychological evaluations. "The court fully expects that Ms. Khawam's pattern of misrepresentations about virtually everything, including the most important aspects of her life, will continue indefinitely."
She was more than $3 million in debt, records show. She had blown through four jobs in five years and sued a former employer for sex harassment. She had had three failed engagements, left her new husband and moved in with her sister where she quickly began hobnobbing with military brass and others in Tampa's elite circles.
What moved the top government brass to go to bat for a woman the court said suffers from "severe" psychological deficits? The answer can be found in Jill Kelley's social climb in the last decade, since she and her surgeon husband moved south from Philadelphia and found a niche hosting lavish parties for military brass from MacDill.
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“Determined to make her footprint, Jill Kelley knocked on doors up and down Bayshore Boulevard, asking homeowners if their house was for sale. She wanted the prestigious address, and she got it. In June 2004, the couple paid $1.5 million for a 4,800-square-foot brick mansion with stately white pillars and a view of Hillsborough Bay, just six miles from MacDill Air Force Base.
Kelley’s husband, it seemed, could afford the good life on his salary from Moffitt Cancer Center, where he worked in the department of surgery after a two-year fellowship.
“He was a highly talented guy. Great interpersonal skills,’’ said Dr. Richard Karl, the founding medical director at Moffitt, who hired Kelley. “He and his wife were very charming when I knew them back then.”
The Kelleys were known for their “extravagant parties; there was always more than you could possibly eat,” he said. “
So how did they get the owners to sell?? Paid more for it or what?
“Arnold Levine, another Tampa lawyer, intervened in Cohen’s lawsuit because he had yet to be paid for representing Khawam, as well. He represented the Kelleys, too, and says he wasn’t paid for that work, either.
But Cohen had trouble serving a subpoena on Khawam. A memo from his process server provided to the Times lays out a strange set of events the morning of Aug. 8. The private investigator noted that four cars were in the driveway, but no one would answer the door. Several people came and went but wouldn’t say who they were and wouldn’t accept the papers. Then a man stood in front of her car, blocking her exit. Then a black SUV pulled into the driveway, blocking the investigator. Two men climbed out and the investigator called 911. “An officer from TPD appeared by the two men who I was told were FBI agents,” she wrote. “The owner of the house came out . . . screaming that I assaulted her guests and employees.”
The officer told the investigator that screaming woman was Jill Kelley. “
More on Jill. Check out how she got her house and the painting inside.
One of the UK papers says the house is in need of repairs. Cracks and weeds,paint peeling and rubbish piled up in the back.
Charlie Crist says he never dated Natalie. He said that claim came from a Republican source .
I knew that part of the story was too wild
The dude acts and looks gay.
Sounds like a residence that was purchased with a specific task in mind, not as a “home”. And given the other stories on the defaulted mortgage and current value, it does seem likely that the seller named his price and they paid it.
The question is what was the goal.
Well,for starters - they were going to run a charity out of the house.
A read of Johny Kerry connection to all this.
Yes, the guy that raised funds for Kerry’s run for President - Harrington - loaned Natalie 300,000.
I had a realtor do that for me. The buyer just pays market price. Is still has to be fairly appraised to get a loan.
This Jill Kelley and her nutcase of a sister are real pieces of work.
I don’t think that Petraeus should have resigned from the CIA for his association with Broadwell as indiscrete as it was, but his association with this social parasite is another matter entirely.
I can see why Petraeus’s association with this Jill Kelley
would have raised the hackles on the back of Broadwell’s neck.
Listing it as a charity, did that get them tax exempt status on top of partying it up on donors’ money? Wow, wish I’d have thought of that instead of working and paying my bills. Only problem is orange and stripes just aren’t my colors.
As for the head-tilt sisters? Bobbing for apples tends to give one neck issues...
What about four Americans slaughtered a late night in Benghazi, including a guy Ambassador, hmmm???
An officer from TPD appeared by the two men who I was told were FBI agents,
“The filing showed she owed a lawyer in Rhode Island $300,000, a man in St. Petersburg $600,000 and Scott and Jill Kelley $800,000.”
The RI man is reportedly Getty Harrington, big dem fundraiser and connected to Kennedy’s, Kerry, Pelosi, Clinton, etc. Who is the St. Petersburg man?
600,000 personal loan from St. Petersburg, Fla., entrepreneur Michael Boone. He refused to comment, but Khawams neighbor said the two are dating.
WHO?/s.....sarcasm BIG TIME.
I long ago learned that the most attractive, likeable, and super-charming people are usually the least reliable, faithful, and honest people you can run into. For your own welfare, they are worthy of very careful examination and keeping at arm's length until proven.
Let me guess -- these quickly developing acquaintances of Natalie are not based on attractiveness coupled with obvious availability? and that "great lengths" is not horizontally measured? and at "great expense" is not to one's own integrity and reputation?? /sarc