If you bankrupt a company, why should you be rewarded? Aren’t people always complaining about participation trophies? Well these multi million dollar bonuses after ruining a company are one heck of a participation trophy. “Oh it’s ok champ, you tried and that’s all that matters. Here’s $10M for your trouble”. While low level employees get to try to figure out how to survive. OR, they can have the bonus if they admit that it was just a maneuver to deceive the tax code and accept full punishment including lengthy jail time and hefty fines.