Carson Yeung

Born in February 1960, Carson Yeung Ka-sing is a Hong Kong businessman and former hairdresser best known as the owner of Birmingham FC. He is also chairman and executive director of Birmingham International Holdings, an investment, entertainment and sportswear firm registered in the Cayman Islands. In June 2011, Yeung was arrested at his Hong Kong home in connection with alleged money laundering. He was subsequently charged with dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of an indictable offence.

Carson Yeung freed on bail after Hong Kong court allows him to appeal dirty-money conviction

Carson Yeung Ka-sing leaves the Court of Final Appeal in Central today. He was convicted of money laundering in March last year. Photo: Sam Tsang

Convicted money launderer and former English Premier League soccer chairman Carson Yeung Ka-sing was freed from jail after Hong Kong’s top court granted him the right to challenge his conviction.

Saturday, 15 August, 2015, 2:38am

Former Birmingham City FC owner would have had the same defence regardless of charges, prosecutors argue

Carson Yeung claimed he accumulated his wealth through stock trading and gambling in Macau. Photo: Sam Tsang

Jailed former Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung Ka-sing has claimed in his money-laundering appeal hearing that prosecutors charged him too broadly, thereby limiting his options to defend himself.

13 Mar 2015 - 3:32am

Birmingham International EGM invalid, say receivers

Carson Yeung was jailed for six years for money laundering. Photo: Felix Wong

The receivers of Birmingham International Holdings said an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) scheduled for Thursday called by Carson Yeung Ka-sing was invalid and they would remove any director appointed at the meeting, the Hong Kong-listed firm announced on Wednesday night.

12 Mar 2015 - 10:40am

Doubt raised over Carson Yeung’s knowledge of money laundering at appeal hearing

Carson Yeung arrives for the verdict in his money laundering trial at Hong Kong District Court in March 2014. Photo: Dickson Lee

Businessman may not have known of criminal origins, appeal hearing told

12 Mar 2015 - 1:03am

Seven resignations, two sackings and two suspensions on board of troubled Birmingham International

Carson Yeung was jailed for six years in March last year. Photo: David Wong

Seven directors of Birmingham International Holdings, including the chairman and chief executive, resigned on Monday, two directors were sacked and two directors were suspended, the Hong Kong-listed firm announced on Tuesday.

10 Mar 2015 - 9:20am

Tycoon Carson Yeung plots business move from his jail cell in Hong Kong

Carson Yeung was sentenced to six years in jail last March for laundering HK$721 million.

Convicted money launderer and former top-flight English soccer club owner Carson Yeung Ka-sing is still making business moves from his maximum-security cell in Stanley Prison.

8 Mar 2015 - 4:57am

Former Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung’s appeal unlikely to succeed, says judge who rejected bail

Carson Yeung's appeal hearing is slated for March 11. Photo: Dickson Lee

Former Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung Ka-sing’s bail application was rejected because an appeal against his conviction for money-laundering had little chance of success, a Court of Appeal judge said.

23 Jan 2015 - 11:57pm

Ex-Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung denied bail pending appeal

Carson Yeung's application for bail has been denied. Photo: Sam Tsang

A judge refused former Birmingham City Football Club boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing's application for bail, pending appeal against his conviction and six-year jail term for laundering HK$721 million.

17 Dec 2014 - 8:34am

BIH hits investors with profit warning

Birmingham International Holdings, the investment firm of jailed businessman Carson Yeung Ka-sing, warned investors to expect a significant loss. Photo: Edward Wong

Birmingham International Holdings (BIH) has warned investors to expect a significant loss for the year ended June 30.

13 Aug 2014 - 10:28am

Carson Yeung's investment firm, Birmingham International, suspends HKEx trading

Carson Yeung was convicted last March of money laundering. Photo: Sam Tsang

Birmingham International Holdings (BIH) announced yesterday it had received a non-binding offer from a third party in relation to a possible acquisition of a 24 per cent interest in Birmingham City Football Club.

27 May 2014 - 8:02am

Birmingham City boss Carson Yeung files appeal against six-year jail term

Carson Yeung Ka-sing

Carson Yeung Ka-sing, the owner of English soccer club Birmingham City, has filed an appeal against his conviction and six-year jail term for laundering HK$721 million.

27 Mar 2014 - 10:22am

Jailed Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung sued over HK$2.3 million debt

Carson Yeung is in trouble for defaulting on a loan. Photo: AFP

Jailed Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung Ka-sing has been sued by a money-lending company for failing to repay a loan and interest amounting to HK$2.3 million since July last year.

25 Mar 2014 - 6:26pm

Timeline: The trial of Carson Yeung

Yeung in 2009, shortly before the billionaire purchased the Birmingham City Football Club. Photo: Reuters

Carson Yeung Ka-sing, a hairdresser-turned-businessman who was once the majority shareholder of the Birmingham City Football Club, has been jailed for money laundering following a lengthy trial spanning nearly an entire year.

7 Mar 2014 - 9:45pm 1 comment

Carson Yeung jailed for six years after tip-off triggered money-laundering probe

Money launderer Carson Yeung tries to hide his face as he is taken away to begin his six-year jail term. Photo: Dickson Lee

An anonymous letter of complaint written in English triggered the investigation that ended with one-time high-flyer Carson Yeung Ka-sing behind bars yesterday. Police disclosed this as the hairdresser-turned-businessman and owner of English soccer club Birmingham City started a six-year jail term for money-laundering.

8 Mar 2014 - 2:13am

Carson Yeung spends first night in jail after conviction for money laundering

Carson Yeung Ka-sing arrives at District Court in Wan Chai to learn the verdict on his money laundering case on Monday morning.  Photo: David Wong

The Birmingham City boss, who was found guilty of laundering HK$721 million using five Hong Kong bank accounts, is expected to be given a custodial sentence on Friday.

4 Mar 2014 - 10:45am 16 comments