A Little Sympathy Please

The CFO of Freddie Mac apparently committed suicide this morning (via WSJ):

NEW YORK(Dow Jones)–The acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac (FRE), David Kellermann, was found dead at his home early Wednesday, according to Fairfax County police.

There were “no signs of foul play,” said Officer Shelley Broderick of the Fairfax County Police Department. She said police found Kellermann’s body after responding to a call made at 4:48 a.m.

Kellermann’s wife told local police he committed suicide, Washington, D.C., television station WUSA reported, citing sheriff’s deputies in Fairfax County, Va.

Broderick would only say the case is under “active investigation.”

Kellermann, who was 41, became acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac in September, replacing Anthony S. Piszel amid a broader overhaul of top management. He had previously been the company’s controller and principal accounting officer.

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.

Some bloggers are already speculating about the potential reasons for the suicide or using it as an opportunity to continue their ranting about bonuses and such. Maybe we should put aside our rage for a day and just offer our sympathies to his family.

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