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Who is Jill Kelley?

Posted at 10:57 AM, Nov 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-13 11:06:48-05

(CBS News) – The FBI is now investigating emails between Jill Kelley, the woman who received anonymous email threats that led to David Petraeus resigning as CIA director, and the top U.S. general in Afghanistan.

CBS News’ Erin Moriarty reportspictures of Kelley have been splashed across the front pages of newspapers since it was revealed that she was the one sparked the investigation that ultimately led to the retired four-star general’s resignation.

Now, Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is being investigated for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to  Kelley. This  information only came to light because of the investigation into the complaints from Kelley about those threatening emails from  Petraeus’ alleged mistress. 

A senior defense official said Allen has denied any wrongdoing.

Moriarty reported that Kelley is a fixture on Tampa’s social circuit and is used to being in the spotlight.

In fact, Kelley and her husband, a prominent cancer surgeon, met Petraeus around five years ago through the couple’s charitable work with the military. And in turn, Allen.

However, Kelley’s brother says her sister and Allen were never more than friends. 

“I know who my sister and I know she is a good mother and good wife,” David Khawam said. “This is completely uncharacteristic of her to actually have a romantic relationship outside of her marriage.”

The mother of three is also known for hosting ritzy bashes that  Patreus and his wife often attended.

Kelly has hired high-profile attorney Abbe Lowell, along with Judy Smith, the same crisis manager that represented Monica Lewinsky.