Skip to comments.Freddie Mac CFO Hangs Self in Basement
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.
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Were his hands tied behind his back?
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.
Wow! This makes the 4th or 5th Freddie Mac hanging reported on FR today. Those guys are dropping like flies.
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.
“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.
This guy is Keller in the lede...doesn’t get mann until a little ways into the article.
It’s kind of like the Spinal Tap drummers, they just keep dying.
At least some one up there apparently has a conscience!
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.
This is at least the third time the dude committed suicide here on FR this morning.
Sloppy journalism, she can’t even get his name right...it is Kellerman, not Keller.
Maybe he knew that he was going to get “probed” by Barney Frank and didn’t want to experience the indignity.
He’d been there for 16 years. I’m sure he knew a lot and may have been involved in a lot.
He apparently was using an alias this time (Keller vs. Kellerman).
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.
Send more rope.
No, you have it wrong.
It's just that Kellermann is repeatedly committing suicide.
Rope and Change
And that something won't be pretty. Remember all the folks that died and were associated with the Clintons? Here we go again.
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.
Is he an attention whore or is this just a cry for help?
Oh really! Look again.
Did he also shoot himself twice in the head?
Neil Barofsky’s report have anything in it about this perhaps?
(20+ potential criminal indictments for fraud connected with TARP funds)
“For it to drive him to suicide suggests there must have been something he could not deal with.”
what’s the proper term for this?
Were his pants down or fly open? If so, it’s an accident. Autoerotic asphyxia gone bad.
And the bodies keep piling up. Reminds me of the Clinton regime.
not any more
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.
Just Obamacide I’d say.
Wouldn't that make Frank guilty of premeditated homo-erotic ass-phyxiation?
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.
Any security video in the area?
Like to see who slipped in and out of his home prior to his being discovered.
She probably thought it was Keller..man!
As apposed to Rosie...Woman...oops...sorry....she’s a man too...
What did he know, and when did he know it?
apposed = opposed.
Damn spell check...:)
He shot himself fatally.
Then he hung himself in the basement.
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