Hong Kong — Carson Yeung, the owner of English Championship
club Birmingham City, has been sentenced to six years jail for money
Hong Kong District Court judge Douglas Yau handed down the
sentence on Friday after Yeung was found guilty on Monday over his receipt of
721 million Hong Kong dollars ($93 million) using five bank accounts between
January 2001 and December 2007.
The court had heard that Yeung and his father, who died in
2012, reported no earnings for four or five years between 2001 and 2007 while
the vast sums were deposited into their bank accounts.
Some deposits were made by securities firms and a Macau
casino company, while others were made by unknown parties, many in cash.
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