Cuomo hopes to recoup $80 million. He said the rest of the bonuses were awarded to employees in other countries who are outside of U.S. jurisdiction.
Cuomo added that some of the employees he contacted have refused to return the money, while others are still considering it.
AIG documents show that approximately 400 people received the bonuses, ranging from $1,000 to nearly $6.5 million.
Last week, the House passed a bill to place a punitive 90-percent tax on bonuses to AIG employees whose family income is greater than $250,000. The Senate delayed its action on taxing the bonuses, after President Obama expressed reservations about the idea. Obama doubted that a punitive tax would be constitutional.
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