Transcript for Inside the Petraeus Scandal: Did Broadwell and Kelley Profit?
united states, we have news about the scandal that toppled the cia director, former general david petraeus. Abc's brian ross look ed into this question. Did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to the officers? Here's the brian ross investigation. Reporter: In addition to the book and the sex, paula broadwell's relationship with general david petraeus provided another benefit.A celebrity status in military circles that led to a role as an expert commentator and firing range demonstrator in an infomercial for a company trying to gain military contracts for this strange looking machine gun. On the individual fighter reducing weight is critical. Reporter: On the tape, shot last december in the midst of her affair with the four-star general, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. Officials at the company, located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them, but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. But watchdog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move. People did not have to know she was his mistress. They knew he was friends with her. Anyone in the agency would know this is someone petraeus is going to be favorable towards. Reporter: And broadwell is not the only woman that seems to try to benefit from her ties to petraeus. Jill kelley allegedly used the cia director's name in an effort this summer to broker a contract for a $4 billion energy facility, with senior officials with the south korean government. According to new york businessman adam miss kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put in this position and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. Reporter: Victor said he broke off dealing with kelley after she asked for a commission of about $80 million. There was no comment today from jill kelley, but a source close to general petraeus said tonight he had nothing whatsoever to do with any such deal and that he asked jill kelley to stop throwing his name around so much. And general petraeus had a comment today. Reporter: He reiterated he did not provide any classified information to paula broadwell and that he's said that because now the inspector general at the cia has said he is opening a new and full investigation into the general's conduct. He has said he did not do that. Thank you, brian.
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