Updated to clarify information on "due bills" segment.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- While American International Group's ( AIG) plans to pay back the U.S. government for its bailout may be good for taxpayers, some everyday investors may have gotten burned. Some ordinary investors were hurt by the sharp changes -- or apparent changes -- in AIG's share price over the past few weeks as confusion set in over the nature of price movements and the issuance of a special dividend. The investors' tale begins on Jan. 6, when AIG said it would issue 75 million warrants to purchase common equity at $45 per share, in the form of a special dividend. Each warrant would represent 0.54 shares of common stock. AIG's press release says the warrants would be distributed on Jan. 19, to shareholders of record as of Jan. 13.