We've told you about allegations from AIGFP's internal auditor, Joseph St. Denis, that the unit's leader, Joseph Cassano deliberately thwarted St. Denis' effort to do his job. And according to one expert we just spoke to, those allegations, if borne out, could put Cassano in serious jeopardy.
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To review: In a letter to congressional investigators, St. Denis claimed that Cassano repeatedly prevented him from participating in the process in which AIGFP valued its assets -- a crucial piece of the accounting puzzle St. Denis was hired to put together. According to St. Denis, Cassano told him in September 2007 (a time when evidence of the assets' exposure to the subprime mortgage mess was mounting): "I have deliberately excluded you from the value of the [credit default swaps] because I was concerned you would pollute the process." In addition, around the same time, Cassano berated St. Denis for pointing out accounting irregularities in a target company's hedge accounts. Cassano created a new organizational structure for AIGFP which isolated him from AIG proper, significantly reducing his influence. St. Denis resigned soon after, citing Cassano's moves as the reason.