In what is apparently an effort to avoid another public outcry, American International Group ( AIG) is being asked to hold off paying certain mid-year bonuses. AIG was scheduled to pay out $2.4 million in bonuses to 43 top executive on July 15, but George Madison, a Treasury official nominee said these bonuses were not paid, according to several reports. Earlier in the month, AIG sought approval from the federal government to pay out these bonuses, which the company had already promised. The Treasury Department did not approve these bonuses, according to The Wall Street Journal. In March, there was a public uproar when it was discovered that AIG paid $165 million in retention bonuses to employees.