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Carson Yeung Ka-sing

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.

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.

Friday, 23 January, 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

Carson Yeung quits all posts with English soccer club Birmingham City

The view from Birmingham.

Beleaguered Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung Ka-sing has resigned from all his positions with English soccer club Birmingham City, its holding company announced yesterday.

The 53-year-old, who took over City in 2009, has spent a lot of time in Hong Kong courts since 2011, when he was charged with five counts of money laundering involving HK$723 million.

7 Mar 2014 - 5:46pm

Birmingham City chief Carson Yeung accused over 'inconsistent' evidence

Carson Yeung outside court yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Birmingham City Football Club boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing's evidence in his money laundering trial was at variance with that of his accounting expert, and he gave more than one version of some of the contentious issues, the prosecution said.

7 Mar 2014 - 5:45pm

Carson Yeung belittles talk of HK$248m takeover of Birmingham City FC

Carson Yeung

Birmingham City Football Club is "priceless", its boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing says in dismissing talk of an Italian millionaire's proposed acquisition bid, estimated at HK$248 million.

7 Mar 2014 - 5:46pm

Carson Yeung demands money laundering trial halt over 'unfair' evidence

Carson Yeung

Birmingham City soccer club boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing has for a second time asked the court to halt his HK$721 million money laundering trial, after his first attempt failed in May.

9 Nov 2013 - 6:41am

The money I took was from my investments: Carson Yeung

 Carson Yeung Ka-sing. Photo: David Wong

Birmingham City Football Club boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing said he accepted cheques involving millions of dollars from staff members of Macau casino junket operators because the money came from his investment capital in those firms, a court heard yesterday.

1 Nov 2013 - 2:46am

Soccer boss Carson Yeung had money woes since 2002: prosecution

Carson Yeung. Photo: AFP

Birmingham City Football Club boss Carson Yeung Ka-sing may have had liquidity problems in the early 2000s, it was suggested yesterday, despite his earlier claims he was financially healthy after getting back on his feet from the 1998 market collapse.

29 Oct 2013 - 11:54am