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SEC initiates another FCPA inquiry into Cobalt’s Angola dealings

By Dylan Tokar

15 March 2017

SEC initiates another FCPA inquiry into Cobalt’s Angola dealings The US Securities and Exchange Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC. Scott S on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an informal inquiry into a contract between Cobalt International Energy and Angola's state-controlled oil company, one month after the DOJ closed a foreign bribery investigation into the Houston-based business.