Freddie Mac's acting chief financial officer was apparently told to take time off from work days before he committed suicide.
David Kellerman was found dead on Wednesday in the basement of his home. A person close to the company says the chief human resources officer met with Kellerman earlier this week and encouraged him to take a few days off because he had been working hard. The person requested anonymity because the individual wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
The 41-year-old Kellerman was promoted last September when the government seized the mortgage company and ousted its top two executives. Neighbors said Kellermann had lost a noticeable amount of weight under the strain of the new job.