David Kellermann, the acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, was found dead at his home Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.
Mary Ann Jennings, director of public information for the Fairfax County, Va., Police Department, said Kellermann was found dead in his Reston, Va., home.
The 41-year-old Kellermann has been Freddie Mac’s chief financial officer since September.
Jennings said that a crime scene crew and homicide detectives were investigating the death, but that there didn’t appear to be any sign of foul play.
Kellermann’s death is the latest blow to Freddie Mac, a government controlled company that owns or guarantees about 13 million home loans. CEO David Moffett resigned last month.
McLean, Va.-based Freddie Mac and sibling company Fannie Mae, which together own or back more than half of the home mortgages in the country, have been hobbled by skyrocketing loan defaults and have received about $60 billion in combined federal aid.
The Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae debacle is the fault of assholes like Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd. Someone needs to hand them a rope.