Everyone wondered how long it would take for Wall Street to jump into the ring once they found out former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was running for public office again. Well, now we know the answer: Just a few days.
Former AIG CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, who has sparred with Spitzer for years since Spitzer accused him of fraud to juice AIG's results, is suing Spitzer for defamation.
Spitzer, formerly known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" for aggressively pursuing financial misdeeds of Wall Street while he was New York Attorney General, announced earlier this week that he is running for New York City comptroller, five years after he resigned in disgrace as governor amid a prostitution scandal.
On Friday, Greenberg filed the suit, which alleges that Spitzer made defamatory statements against him between 2004 and 2012.
It cites a May 21, 2012 interview Spitzer did with the New York Law Journal, in which he said Greenberg and other executives have "run the company in a corrupt way" and "were running a corrupt company."