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Carson Appeal Delayed

Carson Yeung was convicted of five counts of money laundering in March 2014 and sentenced to serve six years in jail. While it has been confirmed that he has appealed against his conviction, there has been little word about Carson’s appeal since the conviction – when it is due to happen or if he is to apply for bail pending appeal.

News has reached me from Hong Kong today that Carson’s appeal is not going to take place this year and will likely happen at some point in the first part of 2015. I assume this is due to the unavailability of his preferred counsel for the latter half of this year meaning that he will not get chance to have his case heard in the appeal courts any time soon. This of course has the knock-on effect that any appeal for bail will also not be happening any time soon and Carson very much is looking at the prospect of his first Christmas behind bars this year.

It’s been rumoured that Carson has been linked to some issues within BIHL – what this delay in his appeal will mean in regard to that I have no idea. The one thing I do know is that it will not affect BCFC at all as BIHL’s influence at St Andrews has waned considerably. However, this news will no doubt disappoint those who have the belief that Carson’s incarceration has some sort of effect on the sale of the club.

From my own point of view the news is more interesting from an abstract point of view than Blues. Blues seem to be continuing well regardless without Carson or Pannu anywhere near it and while the sale isn’t going anywhere I believe the hold-up is nothing to do with Carson. I think it’s a tough situation for Carson as he might have been pinning his hopes up on getting out on bail and I can see him being told to tough it out; however I believe the amount of sympathy he’ll get from most here about that will be minimal or non-existent.

As I understand it, there is a major case coming up in HK this autumn involving money laundering that could effectively change the rules; if the government win then Carson will have no chance in his own appeal; if the appellant wins then it will be confirmation that the money laundering rules are too harsh and that the prosecution should actually have to prove the source of money that is said to have been laundered – something that they didn’t do in Carson’s case.

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34 Responses to “Carson Appeal Delayed”

  • mark says:

    Well he cannot be that stressed if wants his favourite counsel…..

  • mark says:

    Autumn case better if Carson save himself the money, and see how that case goes in the autumn…….worth a punt, he got nothing to lose….

    • Art says:

      I really hope he’s enjoying his stay in prison -he knows how the Blues fans feel about being shackled to the current owners and the implications of his fraudulent activities.

      • mark says:

        8000 st and still rising think so ! Unbelieveable support at our friendies, the toxic atmosphere changing bit by bit…….club winning awards…all while they are still our owners?? No sell out?? Euston hit nail on the heàd……with his comment…I bet he thinking what a wonderful investment he made in blues, couple years double your money.

  • Richard Granfield says:

    What has to happen for BIHL to sell BCFC? Is it simply that a buyer must come up with BIHL’s asking price or is it more complicated than that?

    • BluBoi14 says:

      Much more complex. There are so many factors, to many to detail here.

      You may want to read back articles from this site to get up to speed.

      • Oldbluenose says:

        BlueBoi14, Whilst you are entirely correct mate, — It is so B****y frustrating to put it mildly, ?.

  • Paul hawkins says:

    I’m at the point now where I’m sick to death of hearing about Carson, the sale of the club and all the other crap we are subjected too. I’m sick and tired of having my hopes up then being let down. What matters to me now is the team and getting behind them. If and when the sale happens then great but until then I will take any news with a pinch of salt until the deal is signed and sealed.

  • Steve says:

    Dan,if BIHL’s influence at St Andrews has waned,who is running the show ?

    • Oldbluenose says:

      Steve mate, It would seem as though our own back-room boys and girls are doing an admirable job possibly under this Greek, chappie, ?.

      • Steve says:

        Well if that’s the case Obn,long may it continue.I know ultimately the greek PP is answerable to the board,but he does seem to have Blues best interests at heart.

        • Oldbluenose says:

          And does that not make a change, Steve. Our club, making it’s own day-to-day decisions and successfully under present conditions, ?.

          • tmsblues says:

            Hi OBN. Yes of course its good that the Club is running its own affairs. Well done to all concerned. However its only that way because we have around the lowest budget in the league and there’s plenty of cash up front from sponsors and ST’s at this stage. If we needed money from HK then there would be lots of interest from BIHL. The Greek will make all local decisions of course but is a budget at this level going to move the Club further forward or backward? And if we survive or even thrive on this budget why would BIHL ever sell when they are hamstrung by their own accounting audit and stock exchange issues? They’ll want £50m + for the lot and whoi’d want all the associated problems !

          • Oldbluenose says:

            tmsblues, mate, I fully agree with all you said, but long for the day when we are free of BIH,.
            In the meantime we have to chug along as we have little hope [ it appears ] of being sold yet, ?.

          • tmsblues says:

            Yep and while we run at break even or better they’ll hold out! But if Div 1 and or admin looms then they’ll get real and sell at the best they can get but it will take at least till Jan berfore the prospects are clear. I think as it stands we might not bu shut for a long time. Carson loves being a footie club owner he’s just a dreamer and deluded about the ways to do it properly.

      • tmsblues says:

        Pity the Greek chappie doesn’t make any statements to the press or issue any update on the sale price. His most notable action has been to hug Caddis at Bolton cos he’d just saved his bosses from losing millions!

        • mark says:

          He does master chef double for pete sake what more do you want him to do…..at the moment things are been served up lovely……well done to all

          • tmsblues says:

            Mmmm? Recipes for success or failure? I think we are right in the Stifado. (Greek stew)! More like Hell’s Kitchen methinks!

  • Euston 9:15. says:

    Catch 22 this season with BLUES.

    Admin supporters need a bad season fighting relegation.

    Fans wanting a season near the play~off’s BIH will be still around.

    • tmsblues says:

      That about sums it up nicely! A season of failure and revenues falling rapidly and we are more likely to be sold! A successful season and they will hang on because on these budgets and no need for investment they will be happy! And therefore hang on or hold out for a crazy deal price!

  • Bluenosesol says:

    Fantastic support at Kiddy tomorrow, hearing season ticket sales are better than some were fearing. A few pints of ale at Weavers Ale House tomorrow followed by a cracking pre-season game!!

    • Bluenosesol says:

      Wife to Bluenosesol as he is getting ready to catch the train from Solihull to Kiddy, “Hey love why don’t you take those brown shorts off and put your blue ones on, they will go better with your new Blues top” “Ok love”.” Your right they do look better” – “Hey where are the shorts I took off with my match ticket in”, “Oh I put them in the washing machine!!!” – Enjoy the game without me :-(

      • Chas says:

        :-) Sorry Kid, didn’t mean to laugh, but it was funny. Bad Luck, you have my sympathy.

        • Bluenosesol says:

          Hi Chas, I emailed a photo of the remnants to Kiddy’s ticket office and “Helen” said bring them along. So copy ticket provided. Great day out, shame about the lock out at their Social Club, Bluenoses had an impromptu bar at the local mini market and Stella only £1.50 a pint can!! Also peed off that none of the Blues players had their names on their backs and the local announcer didnt make any announcements when Blues made changes, so even now, still don’t know who half the team are!!!! KRO!!

          • Chas says:

            That is very god news for you. Turned out to be a good day. I almost went, Daughter is living in Kiddie now so would have been a good day with a free meal thrown in, but work needed doing so had to come first. Glad to hear it turned out well for you.

  • Geoff S says:

    I just wanted to “rewind” back to the fairly recent thing the “Mail” ran on local football “hardmen”. I can’t speak for supporters of other local clubs but how can any “hardmen” list fail to include the likes of players like Colin Green, Mark Dennis, Terry Lees, Julian Dicks and, of course, one of my all-time favourite Blues players, the admirable Roger Hynd? They simply did not come any tougher than Big Roger!

    Maybe I missed original postings on this but I wondered what (and please excuse the expression) old-hand Blues fans such as Chris W, StaffsBlue, oldbluenose and a few others who post on ‘OP’ thought.

    • Chris W says:

      Some names would put fear into many an opponent who stepped foot in the midlands. In the 50’s and 60’s players had to be tough and many dished it out, Norman Hunter and Ron “Chopper” Harris of Leeds and Chelsea respectively.
      I would add Trevor Smith, a man mountain, Bertie Auld, was not a player to mess with,Colin Todd was a very skilful player but could dish it when needed. Up front I would include Jimmy Greenhoff, Tony Hateley and Fred Pickering and one of my favourites Trevor Hockey.
      A couple who were in with a shout Dave Robinson and Brian Sharples.
      I am surprised Liam Daish, Archie Gemmell and Robbie Savage were not included in the photo gallery.
      KRO+DNM

      • bluenoserob says:

        What about Mick Harford , the only man who vinny jones was too scared of to take his hair clippers to.Also Tony Coton.Rob Hopkins ,Noel Blake and Pat Van Den Hauwe

  • Chris W says:

    The forthcoming case will be interesting, not sure would be the best outcome, but money laundering is a crime and should be punished full stop if proved regardless where the money comes from.
    Not really have a lot of sympathy for CY, he committed a crime and is being punished. As for BCFC the staff at St Andrews are doing an excellent job keeping us on an even keel, do we really need BIHL? We certainly don’t need PP putting his oar in anymore than we should keep paying his extortionate consultancy fees .
    KRO+DNM

  • beegeeblueboy says:

    Went into the Arsenal shop in Brent Cross Shopping Centre today and asked if they’d got Carling Cup Finalist’s 2011 mug. I wouldn’t have dared to ask that before May.


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