Chicago travel agent Rashid Minhas convicted of fraud

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago travel agent Rashid Minhas was convicted of fraud late Tuesday in federal court.

Four years ago the ABC7 I-Team uncovered a scheme in which Minhas had kept traveler's payments for pilgrimages to Mecca, even though the trips were canceled.

"We lost $9,000 and we worked hard for it," said victim Tabasum Manzoor.

Prosecutors say Minhas continued his scheme while out on bond and now faces a second set of new federal charges. He is currently being held at the MCC.

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