Ex-IMF economist accused of shooting former boss

AP News
Posted: Jan 04, 2010 3:32 PM

Authorities in Maryland have obtained an arrest warrant for a former International Monetary Fund economist in the shooting of his former boss.

Ashoka Mody, an assistant director of the IMF's European department, was ambushed in the garage of his Bethesda home on Oct. 8. The warrant charges 36-year-old Mohau Mercy Mathibe with attempted murder.

Police say Mathibe, who is from South Africa and last lived in Arlington, Va., may have fled to China.

Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks says Mathibe worked for the IMF from October 2005 to January 2008. His time there was not extended, and Starks says Mathibe may have blamed Mody for that.