AIG Bonus Total Hits $218M

Move over, Andrew Cuomo: The Connecticut attorney general is getting into the “shame AIG” game. Richard Blumenthal is asking the company why documents turned over late yesterday show it paid $53 million more in bonuses than it originally reported. The new total is $218 million, not $165 million, said Blumenthal, who said bonuses were “showered like confetti” on AIG employees. “The initial number was so outrageous that it will further fuel the justified anger and revulsion that people feel,” Blumenthal told AP. Connecticut is among 19 states demanding that AIG disclose details of the bonuses, and ordinary citizens are piling on: A busload of protesters is buzzing executives’ homes today to deliver letters from recession victims.