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Police Found Freddie Mac CFO Dead by Hanging
abc ^ | 4/22/09 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN, JACK DATE and ANN COMPTON

Posted on 04/22/2009 7:45:06 AM PDT by xtinct

Law enforcement sources said they found David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of mortgage company Freddie Mac, hanging in the basement of his Reston, Va., home, dead from an apparent suicide early this morning.

Virginia police say they found David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of mortgage company Freddie Mac, hanging in the basement of his Reston home, dead from an apparent suicide early this morning. (ABC News)The death was "an active investigation" and there were "no signs of foul play," Fairfax County police officer Sabrina Ruck said.

Local police said they were called to Kellermann's home at 4:48am.

Kellermann, 41, and a 16-year veteran of Freddie Mac, had been the company's CFO since September, after a government takeover of the company after the housing crisis.

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hmmmm....
1 posted on 04/22/2009 7:45:07 AM PDT by xtinct
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To: xtinct
Arkancide? Or maybe...Chicogocide
2 posted on 04/22/2009 7:47:00 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: xtinct

Time Tunnel...we’re back with “The Clintons” again...


3 posted on 04/22/2009 7:47:04 AM PDT by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: xtinct

41 Years Old
On September 24, 2008, David B. Kellermann, age 41, Senior Vice President - Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Kellermann was appointed Senior Vice President - Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in March 2008. Prior to that appointment, he served as Senior Vice President, Business Area Controller, starting in October 2006, and as Vice President, Strategy Execution and Integration from February 2005 until October 2006, during which time he also assumed responsibility for the Finance Program Management Office. Before that, Mr. Kellermann held the positions of Vice President, Valuation, Risk Management and Investment Process from November 2003 to February 2005 and Vice President, Mortgage Portfolio Investment Process from May 2003 to November 2003. Mr. Kellermann also held various other positions at our company since joining us in 1992, including Portfolio Management Director-Senior from March 2002 to May 2003. On September 24, 2008, served as Freddie Mac’s Principal Accounting Officer prior to the appointment of Mr. Fox.


4 posted on 04/22/2009 7:47:14 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: xtinct

Anybody check the closets for skeletons?


5 posted on 04/22/2009 7:47:23 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: xtinct

I just read that Bloomberg reported it was an “unintended suicide”.


6 posted on 04/22/2009 7:47:24 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: xtinct

Dummy. You’re supposed to retire to Florida, put your assets in your wife’s name, and say “So long, suckers”.


7 posted on 04/22/2009 7:47:41 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: xtinct

Hmmmmmmm, is right. I wonder what he was going to disclose or, threatened to disclose.


8 posted on 04/22/2009 7:48:15 AM PDT by mia
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To: xtinct

Obuma is starting early...


9 posted on 04/22/2009 7:48:30 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: sarasota

Fostercide


10 posted on 04/22/2009 7:48:31 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: xtinct
"Local police said they were called to Kellermann's home at 4:48am"

Who was up at that time of night?

11 posted on 04/22/2009 7:48:56 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: sarasota
I just read that Bloomberg reported it was an “unintended suicide”.

What? Accidental hanging?
12 posted on 04/22/2009 7:49:11 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: RikaStrom

And so it starts........


13 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:06 AM PDT by SeaDragon
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To: skimbell

People, come on. Somebody broke into his house, grabbed him out of his bed, dragged him down to the basement, and the wife never woke up. Get a grip.


14 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:06 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: xtinct

What’s Bwahnney Fwank’s alibi?


15 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:16 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: xtinct

was he the former Barney Frank love interest?


16 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:16 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: xtinct

Anarchists have always said they want to lynch CEOs.


17 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: skimbell

Good one. I suggest calling it Chi-icide.


18 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:28 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: xtinct

Must not have been able to deal with the social humiliation of having Obama pick Fannie CEO Allison to to run the TARP Office instead of him.


19 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:33 AM PDT by fso301
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To: MikeWUSAF

An exceptionaslly young Senior VP for such a large organization. Exceptionally young.
One wonders what made him so good he was THE choice for the position.


20 posted on 04/22/2009 7:50:48 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: xtinct

I’m guessing he was lynched? I suppose Obama could protect him like the bankers?


21 posted on 04/22/2009 7:51:22 AM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: xtinct

The tastelessness of the Obomber administration...they didn’t even have the courtesy to take him to a lovely park setting and blowing his head off, and try to make it look like suicide...how much trouble could that have been? Say what you will, but The Clinton’s knew how to off a guy...a lovely walk in the park and BOOM...


22 posted on 04/22/2009 7:51:24 AM PDT by jessduntno (When POTUS is used in reference to Obama, does the TU stand for Totally Useless?)
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To: skimbell
Or maybe Frankencide

Could be he was about to exopose Barney's (criminal) role.

23 posted on 04/22/2009 7:51:24 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: sarasota

Unintended suicide? What, kinky sex?


24 posted on 04/22/2009 7:51:42 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: jiggyboy

There was an illegal immigrant who hanged an indie actress and tried to make it look like suicide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrienne_Shelly

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02142008/news/regionalnews/adrienne_shellys_killer_pleads_guilty__g_97653.htm


25 posted on 04/22/2009 7:51:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: ZX12R

Didn’t make sense to me either.


26 posted on 04/22/2009 7:51:55 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: ZX12R

If he wasn’t wearing clothes, it could be like the INXS death...


27 posted on 04/22/2009 7:52:00 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: xtinct

Wow. He must have been getting ready to squeal.


28 posted on 04/22/2009 7:52:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: b4its2late; Revolting cat!
Unintended suicide? What, kinky sex?


29 posted on 04/22/2009 7:53:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: xtinct

“...never let a good crisis go to waste...”

Ahhh, the sweet fruit of the obama administrations’ labors


30 posted on 04/22/2009 7:53:19 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: xtinct
An institutional conscience perchance?
31 posted on 04/22/2009 7:53:28 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -Lady Thatcher)
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To: a fool in paradise

Pinata ping!


32 posted on 04/22/2009 7:53:48 AM PDT by coon2000
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To: xtinct

While he was currently the CFO is has duties (worked for them for 16 years) was: senior vice president, corporate comptroller and principal accounting officer. He joined the company originally as an analyst. According to his biographical information on Freddie Macs website, as acting chief financial officer, David Kellermann “is responsible for the company’s financial controls, financial reporting, tax, capital oversight, and compliance with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley. He also oversees the company’s annual budgeting and financial planning processes.” Prior to his CFO position, David Kellerman’s roles were “senior vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer. In this position, his primary responsibility was to support the business with the production of timely, accurate, and well-controlled GAAP, fair value and segment earnings financial statements and external disclosures.”

That means he had a lot of inside info on what went on.


33 posted on 04/22/2009 7:53:49 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: Hulka
An exceptionaslly young Senior VP for such a large organization. Exceptionally young. One wonders what made him so good he was THE choice for the position.

Um, don't mean to point out the obvious but our sitting president has even LESS experience.

34 posted on 04/22/2009 7:54:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who’s that?


35 posted on 04/22/2009 7:54:17 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Paladin2
UK Times:
Last month Freddie Mac controversially paid 92 staff $100,000 or more in return for staying with the lender while it dug its way out of financial trouble. Mr Kellermann received $850,000 as part of the scheme.

The payments incensed politicians, who were already furious over a $165 million bonus handout at AIG, the insurer that owes US taxpayers $80 billion.

Congressmen pointed to the $108 billion loss made by Freddie Mac and its partner company, Fannie Mae, last year.

36 posted on 04/22/2009 7:54:43 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: jiggyboy

His family could have been threatened if he did not cooperate..

I had a friend with unpaid debts who commmmitted suicide to protect his wife and baby from the mob


37 posted on 04/22/2009 7:54:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: Southack

Auto-erotic asphyxiation, ya think? Well, that would fit with the government bureaucrat profile...


38 posted on 04/22/2009 7:54:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: xtinct

The police said that suicides by hanging often tie their hands behind their back.


39 posted on 04/22/2009 7:54:56 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: coon2000
Pinata?


40 posted on 04/22/2009 7:55:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: jiggyboy

Shhh, they’re on a roll.


41 posted on 04/22/2009 7:55:57 AM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: xtinct
If suicid, it MUST have been family or personal problems.

Every good lefty knows that Fannie and Freddie and the Congressional Black Caucus and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and ACORN and Obama has NOTHING to do with the mortgage mess, right?

42 posted on 04/22/2009 7:56:12 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Paladin2
"Local police said they were called to Kellermann's home at 4:48am" Who was up at that time of night?

Husband is worried all evening.

Wife goes to bed worrying about husband, encourages him to get some sleep, he says, "maybe in a little while."

Wife wakes up at 4AM and notices she's alone.

Wife gets up to check on husband, finds door to basement open.

I feel terrible for his family.

43 posted on 04/22/2009 7:56:13 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: skimbell

Bingo skimbell.
But if you are from Illinois I guess you’ve been exposed to their brand of corruption Chicago style.
Cubs gonna do it this year?


44 posted on 04/22/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: silverleaf

It’s also a technique used in the sex slave (prostitution) racket. Women are smuggled into the country and then blackmailed with threats against their families if they try to leave or go to the cops.


45 posted on 04/22/2009 7:57:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: xtinct

WSJ:

Mr. Kellermann’s wife told local police he committed suicide, local television station WUSA reported, citing sheriff’s deputies in Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County.

The police department would only say the case is under “active investigation.” Freddie Mac officials didn’t have an immediate statement. In a prepared statement, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, “On behalf of the Treasury family, we are deeply saddened by the news this morning of David Kellermann’s death. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and his colleagues at Freddie Mac during this difficult time.”

Mr. Kellermann became Freddie’s acting finance chief in September, succeeding Anthony S. Piszel amid a broader overhaul of top management. He had previously been the company’s controller and principal accounting officer.

Mr. Kellermann’s job made him responsible for financial controls and reporting at Freddie Mac, a housing-finance company backed by the federal government. He had been with the company for more than 16 years, starting as a financial analyst and auditor in 1992, according to the company’s Web site.

Investigators from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department have been questioning officials of Freddie Mac about possible accounting violations and other matters in recent months, the company disclosed in March.


46 posted on 04/22/2009 7:57:10 AM PDT by jessduntno (When POTUS is used in reference to Obama, does the TU stand for Totally Useless?)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Are you kidding?


47 posted on 04/22/2009 7:57:11 AM PDT by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: sarasota

HOW do you “unintentionally” hang yourself???


48 posted on 04/22/2009 7:57:33 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: sarasota

Auto-erotic suicide?

That’s a good way to cover up a homocide.


49 posted on 04/22/2009 7:57:38 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: jiggyboy

People are justly cynical regarding anything to do with government. Sit back and enjoy the comments, some of them are witty.


50 posted on 04/22/2009 7:57:42 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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