Dozens of publicly traded companies in Massachusetts misreported how much they paid their top executives to shareholders and regulators,
the Boston Globe found in a review of company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 34 companies made 55 errors ranging from $20 to more than a half a million dollars. The Globe discovered the errors while researching a story on CEO pay. It added up the salary, bonus and other pay companies reported paying their execs, then compared the totals to what the firms reported. Often, the numbers didn't match.