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AIG benefited from founder's Washington connections

The Washington Post's Carol D. Leonnig gives readers a glimpse into the power and influence Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg wielded as the CEO of the AIG financial firm. Under Greenberg's leadership, AIG employees donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican and Democratic candidates who held key financial regulation positions. Additionally, Greenberg's charisma and donations allowed him quick, insider access to trade officials and allowed him to open AIG branches in China.

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