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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Cobalt says SEC ends second FCPA probe

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. said in a securities filing Tuesday that the SEC has finished its second FCPA investigation into the company’s Angola operations and won’t bring an enforcement action.

Houston-based Cobalt said the SEC opened the second investigation in March 2017.… Continue Reading

Former SBM Offshore executives admit FCPA conspiracy

Two former executives of Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore NV pleaded guilty to bribing officials at Brazil’s Petrobras and two state-owned energy firms in Africa.

Anthony Mace, 65, was SBM’s chief executive officer from 2008 to 2011.… Continue Reading

Angola president appoints daughter to head national oil company

Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos may have to answer questions concerning his daughter’s recent appointment as the head of state-owned Sonangol. 

According to court documents seen by Reuters, Angola’s Supreme Court has asked dos Santos to respond to an inquiry into why he appointed Isabel dos Santos as CEO of the state-owned oil firm in June.… Continue Reading

SFO charges logistics firm and seven individuals with Angola bribery

The UK Serious Fraud Office Wednesday charged logistics and freight operations company F.H. Bertling Ltd and seven individuals with bribing an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol.

The defendants face one count of making corrupt payments contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.… Continue Reading