Woman at center of Petraeus scandal, Jill Kelley sues government over breach of privacy

Source: usnews.nbcnews.com – Monday, June 03, 2013
Chris O'Meara/AP file Jill Kelley leaves her home Monday, Nov 12, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. By Pete Williams and Andrew Rafferty, NBC News Lawyers for Jill Kelley — the Florida woman whose complaint to federal authorities about harassing emails last year led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus —  on Monday filed a lawsuit claiming the FBI and Department of Defense officials violated her privacy by failing to keep information about her role in the investigation confidential. "One year ago, threatening e-mails shook my life and ultimately changed our country's leadership. It was under the faithful direction of our concerned military leaders that I went to the law enforcement to seek the proper protection for my family, our commanders, and top US officials. But unfortunately, we did not receive the confidentiality and protection," Kelley said in a statement provided by the lawyer representing her and her husband, Scott. The now-infamous Tampa socialite told the FBI in May 2012 that she was receiving blackmail and extortion threats from an unknown person jealous about the relationship Kelley had with Petraeus. Follow @NBCNewsUS Kelley's complaint to the FBI began an sprawling investigation that eventually revealed Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell had sent the emails and uncovered evidence that she had been having an affair with the four star general. Petraeus resigned from his position as CIA director last November

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