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Economy: AIG Executive Bonuses / FBI Investigation #925357

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Studio: David Muir) The outrage over the bonuses paid to executives at AIG after it got bailout money featured; details given from New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo's letter to Representative Barney Frank about the executives receiving money. [Senators Charles SCHUMER, Charles GRASSLEY - call for a return of bonus money.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- talks about communications with AIG.] [Representative John BOEHNER - criticizes the administration.] ["Washington Post" writer David CHO†- comments on the chaos at AIG.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: Jonathan Karl) A Congressional tax proposal to get the bonus money back, the prospects for a legal challenge to it and AIG political contributions {with photos of recipients} discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson, Betsy Stark) How American taxpayers own 80 percent of AIG and the objections of bonuses to this part of AIG, which is a giant conglomerate, discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The FBI investigation into whether AIG executives misled investors examined; conference call from AIG's Joe Cassano† and Martin‡ Sullivan to investors played. [Former Department of Justice prosecutor Stephen SALTZBURG†- comments on what AIG said.]

Gibson, Charles;
Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Betsy, Charles Gibson,;
Thomas, Pierre

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