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Freddie Mac CFO Hangs Self in Basement
The Voice Magazine ^ | April 22, 2009 | Jennifer LeClaire

Posted on 04/22/2009 8:14:29 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat

David Keller was found dead in his home Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide. Keller, 41, has served as the acting chief financial officer (CFO) for Freddie Mac since September. Kellerman reportedly hanged himself in the basement of his Reston, Va. home. The Fairfax County Police Department said there are no signs of foul play.

Keller took over as CFO when Anthony “Buddy” Piszel resigned in the wake of the government takeover. The news comes on the heals of Freddie Mac CEO David Moffett's resignation last month.

The government-controlled Freddie Mac owns or guarantees about...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bankingcrisis; communistrevolution; cultureofcorruption; davidkeller; deadmentellnotales; democratscandals; fairfaxcounty; first100days; freddiemac; housingcrisis; kellermann; nationalization; obamunism; suicide; unabletoappear; worst100days
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1 posted on 04/22/2009 8:14:29 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat
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To: truthnomatterwhat

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2 posted on 04/22/2009 8:15:16 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Were his hands tied behind his back?


3 posted on 04/22/2009 8:17:11 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: truthnomatterwhat; All

A lot of comments and conjecture at this Market Watch link. Page 8 has a detailed list of current and past people involved. I was surprised to see both Rahm Emanuel and Newt Gingrich on the list.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/freddie-mac-acting-cfo-dead/story.aspx?guid=%7B3120ECA7%2D88F0%2D48EB%2D9EBF%2DEF6471936360%7D&dist=msr_1


4 posted on 04/22/2009 8:17:43 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Wow! This makes the 4th or 5th Freddie Mac hanging reported on FR today. Those guys are dropping like flies.


5 posted on 04/22/2009 8:18:28 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Too bad. What could have happened to put so much pressure on him? Prayers for his family. What a shock suicide is for a family.

On a more partisan note, I wonder when someone will blame Bush.


6 posted on 04/22/2009 8:18:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Wow! This makes the 4th or 5th Freddie Mac hanging reported on FR today. Those guys are dropping like flies.

ROTFLOL!

7 posted on 04/22/2009 8:19:25 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: Right Wing Assault

“What could have happened to put so much pressure on him?”

Very strange. The guy was only CFO for 8 months. Me thinks he knew something is up.


8 posted on 04/22/2009 8:20:02 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: truthnomatterwhat

This guy is Keller in the lede...doesn’t get mann until a little ways into the article.


9 posted on 04/22/2009 8:20:05 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: SonOfDarkSkies

It’s kind of like the Spinal Tap drummers, they just keep dying.


10 posted on 04/22/2009 8:20:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

At least some one up there apparently has a conscience!


11 posted on 04/22/2009 8:20:57 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: truthnomatterwhat
Vince Foster committed suicide, too. Honest.
12 posted on 04/22/2009 8:22:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Only after disaster can we be resurrected." -- Tyler Durden)
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To: JenB987; Right Wing Assault
Very strange. The guy was only CFO for 8 months. Me thinks he knew something is up.

He'd been with them since 1992 or something. 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.

13 posted on 04/22/2009 8:22:16 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: truthnomatterwhat

This is at least the third time the dude committed suicide here on FR this morning.


14 posted on 04/22/2009 8:22:45 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Sloppy journalism, she can’t even get his name right...it is Kellerman, not Keller.


15 posted on 04/22/2009 8:23:21 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: JenB987

Maybe he knew that he was going to get “probed” by Barney Frank and didn’t want to experience the indignity.


16 posted on 04/22/2009 8:23:53 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

He’d been there for 16 years. I’m sure he knew a lot and may have been involved in a lot.


17 posted on 04/22/2009 8:24:54 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( I hate all politicians. Including republicans.)
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To: Revolting cat!

He apparently was using an alias this time (Keller vs. Kellerman).


18 posted on 04/22/2009 8:25:10 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: truthnomatterwhat
Pity Rahm wasn't so conflicted.

HF

19 posted on 04/22/2009 8:25:15 AM PDT by holden
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To: truthnomatterwhat

I want to try to put this as delicately as possible, but . . . sometimes suicide by hanging is actually an accident. The victim does not intend to die.


20 posted on 04/22/2009 8:25:29 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama! (If you're old enough, you'll understand the reference))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Send more rope.


21 posted on 04/22/2009 8:25:50 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Wow! This makes the 4th or 5th Freddie Mac hanging reported on FR today. Those guys are dropping like flies.

No, you have it wrong.

It's just that Kellermann is repeatedly committing suicide.

22 posted on 04/22/2009 8:28:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Rope and Change


23 posted on 04/22/2009 8:28:50 AM PDT by byteback (nothing says "progressive" like repeating the mistakes of the past)
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To: JenB987
Very strange. The guy was only CFO for 8 months. Me thinks he knew something is up.

And that something won't be pretty. Remember all the folks that died and were associated with the Clintons? Here we go again.

24 posted on 04/22/2009 8:29:05 AM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: JenB987
Very strange. The guy was only CFO for 8 months. Me thinks he knew something is up.

What is really sad is that this will be used (maybe privately) among certain politicians to further dissuade blame from government interference as a cause of the bubble and collapse. It is easy for some of our partisan leaders to suggest, "See he felt real bad about causing this mess. The stress and guilt drove him to suicide."

And I do mean that is sad. It always amazes me that suicides and deaths of certain folks seem to help the democratic cause when investigations start. I am no conspiracy theorist. But if this guy found damning evidence or if he could show proof of some of the political corruption that was going on, there was probably an immense amount of pressure and ethical turmoil weighing heavy on his heart, his family, his career, etc. For it to drive him to suicide suggests there must have been something he could not deal with.

25 posted on 04/22/2009 8:31:10 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (We may officially be too stupid to govern ourselves.)
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To: Lazamataz
It's just that Kellermann is repeatedly committing suicide.

Is he an attention whore or is this just a cry for help?

26 posted on 04/22/2009 8:31:10 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: truthnomatterwhat
there are no signs of foul play

Oh really! Look again.

27 posted on 04/22/2009 8:31:30 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Did he also shoot himself twice in the head?


28 posted on 04/22/2009 8:32:02 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Neil Barofsky’s report have anything in it about this perhaps?
(20+ potential criminal indictments for fraud connected with TARP funds)


29 posted on 04/22/2009 8:32:56 AM PDT by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: Tenacious 1

“For it to drive him to suicide suggests there must have been something he could not deal with.”

Uh, yeah...


30 posted on 04/22/2009 8:33:02 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: dfwgator

LMFAO


31 posted on 04/22/2009 8:33:15 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

what’s the proper term for this?

Illinoicide
Hawaiicide
Kenyacide
Indonesiacide


32 posted on 04/22/2009 8:34:02 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Were his pants down or fly open? If so, it’s an accident. Autoerotic asphyxia gone bad.


33 posted on 04/22/2009 8:34:03 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Saiga 12 shotgun - When the Zombies see it, they'll sh*t bricks.)
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To: truthnomatterwhat; a fool in paradise
It all reminds me of a song by Martha and the Vandellas, Freddie Mac, Oh Freddie Mac, When are you coming back?"
34 posted on 04/22/2009 8:34:13 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JenB987

And the bodies keep piling up. Reminds me of the Clinton regime.


35 posted on 04/22/2009 8:34:13 AM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: JenB987

not any more


36 posted on 04/22/2009 8:34:22 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: truthnomatterwhat
damn shame, if he was only head since September it's hardly his fault...

poor family

37 posted on 04/22/2009 8:35:31 AM PDT by wardaddy (America, Ship of Fools)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Is he an attention whore or is this just a cry for help?

Cry for help. You note that in the five suicides reported by Kellerman so far, there is no indication he will stop.

He's a broken man. Pray for him.

38 posted on 04/22/2009 8:35:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The news comes on the heals of Freddie Mac CEO David Moffett's resignation last month
That should be on the HEELS, obviously there ain't no healing going on at Freddie Mac, still a sick instituion.
39 posted on 04/22/2009 8:35:58 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: wilco200

Just Obamacide I’d say.


40 posted on 04/22/2009 8:37:01 AM PDT by dblshot
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Maybe he knew that he was going to get “probed” by Barney Frank and didn’t want to experience the indignity.

Wouldn't that make Frank guilty of premeditated homo-erotic ass-phyxiation?

41 posted on 04/22/2009 8:38:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Kellerman reportedly hanged himself in the basement of his Reston, Va. home. The Fairfax County Police Department said there are no signs of foul play.

Another account says

Police spokesman Lucy Caldwell told AHN that other people were present at the home at the time of Kellermann’s death, in Reston, Va., and that there was a gun and a gunshot wound. Kellermann’s wife told local police he committed suicide, Washington, D.C., television station WUSA reported, citing county sheriff’s deputies.

http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=200904220957dowjonesdjonline000695&title=policegungunshot-wound-linked-to-freddie-mac-cfos-death-report


43 posted on 04/22/2009 8:39:15 AM PDT by McGruff (I guess it all depends upon what the meaning of "bow" is.)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Any security video in the area?
Like to see who slipped in and out of his home prior to his being discovered.


44 posted on 04/22/2009 8:40:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2235104/posts


45 posted on 04/22/2009 8:40:50 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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She probably thought it was Keller..man!

As apposed to Rosie...Woman...oops...sorry....she’s a man too...

:0)


46 posted on 04/22/2009 8:41:35 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

What did he know, and when did he know it?


47 posted on 04/22/2009 8:41:40 AM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: Bigh4u2

apposed = opposed.

Damn spell check...:)


48 posted on 04/22/2009 8:42:10 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: McGruff
other people were present at the home at the time of Kellermann’s death, in Reston, Va., and that there was a gun and a gunshot wound.

He shot himself fatally.

Then he hung himself in the basement.

Y'see.

49 posted on 04/22/2009 8:42:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

oh dear


50 posted on 04/22/2009 8:43:45 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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