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SKorea says US socialite ousted as honorary consul

February 19. 2013 7:12PM
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(AP) South Korea has decided to revoke an honorary title given to an American socialite tied to the scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus.

A Foreign Ministry official said Monday that Jill Kelley misused her title as South Korean honorary consul. He wouldn't elaborate.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun as telling reporters in Washington that Kelley used her title for personal gain.

Kelley had complained to an FBI agent about threatening emails she had received telling her to stay away from Petraeus, who once commanded Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Petraeus knew Kelley from parties and events around Tampa.

Agents tracked the emails to Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell, who was having an affair with the former general.

Associated Press

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