New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday asked nine financial institutions receiving funds through the federal government's financial rescue plan to provide information about bonuses and compensation to be paid their top executives.

In separate letters Wednesday, Mr. Cuomo's office requested a "detailed accounting" of expected payments to top management in the upcoming bonus season. He is looking for information from companies that have received or are expected to receive funds under the Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program.

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