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Jill Kelley Loses Meaningless Honorary Consul Title

Jill Kelley leaves her home Monday, Nov 12, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Kelley is identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located.
Jill Kelley. Photo: Chris O’Meara/APChris O’Meara/Corbis? Corbis. All Rights Reserved.

First Tampa socialite Jill Kelley lost her ability to access MacDill Air Force Base unescorted due her involvement in the Petraeus scandal, and now the South Korean government has revoked her “honorary consul” title. Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun explained, “It’s not suitable to the status of honorary consul that (she) sought to be involved in commercial projects and peddle influence. It’s also inappropriate as honorary consul.” This shouldn’t affect Kelley’s ability to claim she deserves special treatment, since the role never gave her diplomatic privileges anyway.

Jill Kelley Loses Meaningless Consul Title