Friday, December 19, 2014

Chicago Travel Agent Charged With Mail Fraud In Hajj Visa Misrepresentations

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois yesterday announced the arrest on mail fraud charges of Chicago travel agent Rashid Minhas.  A criminal complaint charges that Minhas sold Hajj travel packages to some 50 customers for a total of $525,000, falsely representing to them that the package contained the required visa to enter Saudi Arabia. It is alleged that Minhas knew that his company, Light Star Hajj, was not authorized by Saudi Arabia to obtain visas.