WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- Kenneth Feinberg, the White House-appointed pay czar, will cite 17 financial firms for making $1.6 billion in "ill-advised" payments during the height of the financial crisis, the Wall Street Journal reports. Feinberg on Friday is scheduled to release a report Friday detailing payouts, including salary and bonuses, that companies made as they were receiving government bailout money, the newspaper reports. Goldman Sachs ( GS), JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) and Citigroup ( C) are among the companies Feinberg will name, the Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Citigroup and Goldman declined to comment for the Journal, while JPMorgan didn't immediately return a call. Feinberg reviewed the pay practices at 419 companies that received federal bailout money. Feinberg won't identify executives by name, according to Bloomberg. He may publicly pressure companies to return compensation; he doesn't have the legal authority to recoup the money, Bloomberg says. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York. Get more stock ideas and investing advice on our sister site, Stockpickr.com.