Here’s a little nugget. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sent off a letter to a House Committee laying out what they are doing to get more information from AIG about the bonuses. In the letter Cuomo says that 11 of those at AIG who received ‘retention’ bonuses of more than $1 million are no longer working at AIG. Wiki Answers defines a retention bonus as "an incentive paid to a key employee to retain them through a critical business cycle." Guess not.