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Former American International Group CEO Hank Greenberg, under investigation for fraud, has accused New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of trashing him in public statements.
Greenberg filed a complaint Monday with the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics against Schneiderman and spokesmen Matt Mittenthal and Damien LaVera. Greenberg accused them of violating state public officer's law in misconduct that could taint public opinion and potentially a jury pool.
Greenberg claims that during the course of an investigation, Schneiderman and his spokesmen accused Greenberg of massive fraud and feeling "above the law" because of his wealth and power.
Schneiderman and his spokesmen declined to comment Monday.
Schneiderman is continuing an investigation of Greenberg begun in 2005 by then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. The state has accused Greenberg and former Chief Financial Officer Howard Smith of fraud by using records to distort AIG’s financial condition.