ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former American International Group executives are pursuing an ethics complaint against the New York prosecutors still bringing charges that cost them their jobs at the insurance giant in 2005.
The complaint at the Joint Commission on Public Ethics by Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard I. Smith alleges Assistant Attorney General David Ellenhorn lied in court stating the 88-year-old Greenberg intends to take public the private Starr Companies, where he's now CEO.
They say state prosecutors want to continue the headline-making civil case for their own interests, that there's no public benefit since monetary damages are already settled, and also suggesting other unethical behavior by authorities.
One remaining issue is Greenberg's potential lifetime ban from the securities industry.
The attorney general's office says Greenberg has tried to evade responsibility by blaming prosecutors.