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Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of AIG. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Bloomberg) — Ex-American International Group Inc. Chairman Maurice “Hank” Greenberg said New York’s pursuit of him through a decade-old fraud suit is a waste of taxpayer money, as the two sides prepare for a trial next month.

The suit has “fallen apart” since it was filed by then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in 2005, as successors have been forced to abandon claims including damages, and all that is left is a case seeking “meaningless and duplicative relief,” Greenberg, 89, said in a pre-trial memo filed Thursday.

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