Questionable Payment

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Questionable Payment

A payment that may be illegal or unethical. In brief, a questionable payment is a suspected bribe.
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The audit documented multiple questionable payments by disgraced former AFC president and FIFA vice president Mohammed Bin Hammam.
PayPal, based in San Jose, California, said it voluntarily reported questionable payments it had processed.
Three different local authorities have come under scrutiny from the Wales Audit Office over payments to senior executives, either through secret pay rises or other questionable payments.
Lawmakers have been pushing for changes in response to reports critical of the EBT system, including a state audit in May that found millions of dollars in questionable payments to people who were dead or otherwise ineligible for benefits.
The organization should leverage information obtained by financial executives about questionable payments and transactions, along with internal control gaps or weaknesses identified during their daily course of business, as a data point within its fraud risk assessment process.
Over 400 US companies admitted then making illegal or questionable payments to foreign officials, politicians, and organizations to influence their decisions.
In addition, questionable payments are made to various players in the force-placed business, further increasing the profits to insurers and banks.
Our investigation indicates that investors need a full accounting from Diamond concerning these questionable payments and their impact on revenue.
8 percent, to 1,263 yen, erasing most of the 23-percent gain made the previous day, as suspicion remains over questionable payments the firm made in past acquisitions, even as it said that they were justifiable at a press conference Thursday.
The controller discovered the questionable payments by comparing the names and Social Security numbers of IHSS providers and recipients with those listed in the Social Security Administration Death Master File or the state Department of Public Health's Vital Statistics Death File.
These improprieties and questionable payments GAO identified demonstrate that, while MARAD and the Academy have been taking action to improve the Academy's internal controls, the Academy did not have assurance that it complied with applicable fund control requirements, including the Antideficiency Act (ADA).
Some sitting and former MHAs have already repaid questionable payments and others have made arrangements to do so.