Freddie Mac CFO David B. Kellerman was found dead at his home this morning, an apparent suicide.

Kellerman, who has held his current position since the government took over the troubled mortgage buyer in September, had been with the company for 16 years.

The government took over Freddie, and its sister company Fannie Mae, last September after mounting losses as a result of the collapse of the housing market. The two companies own or control about $5 trillion worth of mortgages. Freddie's CEO David Mofffett, to whom Kellerman reported, resigned last month.

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