Socialite Jill Kelley tried to cash in on her 'honorary consul' title by asking for $80m for her help in putting together an energy deal.
She asked for two per cent of a multi-billion deal being considered by an alternative energy company called TransGas Development Systems.
Kelley, 37, was even flown to New York by the company so she could learn more about the business.
But according to company president Adam Victor he realised she didn't have a clue about commercial deals when she asked for the eight figure sum for brokering any deal.
Victor said he met Kelley at the Republican Convention in Tampa in September where she boasted about her close contacts with General David Petraeus.
She also told him she was honorary consul for South Korea and Victor admitted he thought her links with officials from the country could help his business.
He told the Tampa Tribune that he flew Kelley to New York to learn more about his company’s clean coal technology and believed her close ties to Petraeus could help win energy contacts in South Korea.
Victor said he was shocked when Kelley, who owes millions to the bank and in credit card debt, asked for two per cent of any deal that was signed.
The energy chief said he was so taken back by the demand that he began to question her experience in putting together deals. He also cut all ties with her.
A spokesman for Kelley said she was not aware of TransGas.
Meanwhile, South Korean officials are now examining if Kelley should retain the title 'honorary consul'
'We are looking at what is going on around her,' said Tae-jin Kim from the South Korean embassy.
'I think there is a possibility we will review her status.'
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