Jospeh Cassano was the head of AIG's Financial Products Unit. They are the ones that made about a trillion dollars worth of bets in credit default swaps. They lost. Except because of the Cassano loophole, they won.
The Times shows its agenda when it refers to the not-yet-existing AIG bonuses slashes as "the humbling downfall of the once-proud giants" while all those pesky citizens won't stop with the "populist animosity."