On 6 October, an article from Foodman CPAs & Advisors in the US says that GAFILAT (the Latin American FATF-style regional body) has published a 2nd update to its 2017-18 regional threat report, including an annex of threats relating to Covid-19.   The report’s section related to Covid-19 highlights how criminals are taking advantage of this difficult situation in order to make profits and transfer illicitly-sourced funds across multiple borders and jurisdictions.

The report is at –

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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