WASHINGTON — Executive compensation restrictions included in the economic stimulus bill signed into law Tuesday are sloppy, riddled with holes, and leave banks that received government assistance in limbo over how to comply, industry representatives said.

The restrictions, which were added by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, are meant to respond to public anger and crack down on financial institutions that have received government aid.

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