AIG’s former vice-president of reinsurance has been sentenced in the criminal finite reinsurance prosecution to four years imprisonment, and fined $200,000. The court also has entered a Final Order of Forfeiture, in the amount of $5 million jointly and severally for all defendants. Gen Re has paid the $5 million amount in full. Perhaps more significantly, defendant Ferguson has appealed his conviction, and the government has appealed his sentence. The appeal means that the issue of the criminalization of the underlying disputed reinsurance contracting will be addressed by the Second Circuit.
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