ATM and voting machine maker Diebold said that the Justice Department, in addition to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant, has been investigating its accounting practices.

The main issue has been the company’s prior practice of recognizing certain revenue on a bill-and-hold basis. These are situations when ownership of a product passes contractually to a customer, but the revenue is recognized by the supplier prior to the delivery of the products.

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