Petraeus Sex Scandal: Generals John Allen and David Petraeus backed Jill Kelley's sister in court

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(Left to right) Jill Kelley's twin sister Natalie Khawam, Gen. Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley, and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla parade from the Kelley family's front lawn in this 2010 photo. Photo courtesy the Tampa Bay Times via the Associated Press.


David Petraeus Sex Scandal

Full coverage of the fallout from Gen. David Petraeus' resignation as CIA director for having an affair, and the Tampa woman centered around the controversy.

* David Petraeus resigns from CIA
* PHOTOS: David Petraeus sex scandal pictures
* Petraeus' biographer Paula Broadwell: Who is she?
* Timeline of Events
* Tampa woman Jill Kelley sparked investigation
* Petraeus could be charged with adultery
* Who is Jill Kelley?
* US Afghan commander linked to Petraeus scandal?
* FBI removes evidence from Broadwell's home
* CENTCOM: Kelley has no official position at base
* Jill Kelley's connection to men in Petraeus scandal
* Socialite asked for diplomatic protection
* Kelley family finances, charity under scrutiny
* Jill Kelley flew on military flight with Gen. Allen
* READ: Emails between Jill Kelley and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
* READ: More email between city of Tampa and Jill Kelley


WASHINGTON (AP) - In the latest twist of the David Petraeus sex scandal, court records indicate that the former CIA director and Gen. John Allen intervened last September in a messy custody dispute on behalf of Jill Kelley's sister.

Kelley is the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Petraeus' biographer and paramour. She also is thought to have exchanged "inappropriate" communications with Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

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According to court records, both Allen and Petraeus wrote letters supporting Kelley's twin sister, Natalie Khawam, in her custody battle.

Allen met Khawam when he was deputy commander of U.S. Central Command in Tampa, where they attended social functions.

Petraeus resigned as CIA director after disclosures that author Paula Broadwell sent the emails to Kelley, who in turn went to the FBI.

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