As the man who allegedly bilked him and hundreds of others out of millions of dollars stood before a federal judge Monday to plead guilty, Nadeem Sharafi turned to another victim who had also come to downtown Chicago for the court hearing.

Sharafi shook the man's hand forcefully, a smile spreading over his face.

But with two co-defendants still on the run and so much money gone, Amjed Mahmood's guilty plea provided limited relief for Sharafi and other victims in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.

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