TAMPA, Fla. - Frederick Humphries II has been identified by his attorney as the FBI agent who investigated harassing emails sent to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley which ended with the resignation of General David Petraeus as director of the CIA.
Humphries, 47, was the agent Kelley, 37, turned to after receiving what she percieved to be harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, 40, who was Petraeus' then mistress and biographer.
An investigation ended with Petraeus' affair being exposed.
Humphries' attorney, Lawrence Berger, told ABC News his client's family "knew the Kelley family socially for several years." Jill Kelley asked Humphries for advice on what she perceived to be threatening e-mails and he "referred the matter to the bureau as appropriate."
Berger, who is based in Tampa, said his client has been wrongly characterized as a "whistleblower," but there is "no action pending against him, nor does he anticipate any future action."
Humphries "referred the matter to the FBI in accordance to proper protocol," Berger added, and the FBI investigation is taking its course.
According to ABC News, Berger flatly declined to confirm or provide any details at all regarding Humphries' alleged contacts with the offices of either Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., or House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.
According to the New York Times, Humphries was allegedly concerned the case had been stalled for political reasons, and in late October contacted Reichert, whom he knew from his time working in Washington. The Times reported that Reichert put him in touch with Cantor, who then passed the message to FBI director, Robert Mueller.
Humphries has been involved in several high-profile terrorism cases, ABC News reports. ( http://abcn.ws/PVTcR1 )
He worked in the Seattle "Millenium terror plot" in 1999, which helped to stop an Al Qaeda member from blowing up the Los Angeles International Airport.
He was also involved in the terrorism case involving University of South Florida students Youssef Megahed and Ahmed Mohamed, who were busted traveling with explosives.
News of a shirtless picture of Humphries sent to Kelley also surfaced, but Berger says it was a "joke picture" sent years ago, with Humphries posting between two shooting range dummies.
Berger says there was no romantic relationship between him and Kelley.
ABC Action News tried to speak with Humphries at his Dover home but no one answered the door.