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The Carson Trial: Final Appeal, Day 3

Carson’s final appeal hearings against his convictions for money laundering finished today with an adjournment until the judgement is handed down.

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Carson: The Endgame

What should be the final chapter in what has been the long-running saga of the charging and conviction of Carson Yeung on five counts of money laundering will begin tomorrow in the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong.

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Carson Yeung and the Panama Papers

Cantonese language outlets in Hong Kong have today published stories linking one of the companies involved in Carson Yeung’s money laundering trial with the leaked papers from Panamanian lawyers Mossack Fonseca.

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Carson Freed

As reported extensively by other outlets, former President of Birmingham City FC and Chairman of Birmingham International Holdings Carson Yeung was this morning freed on bail pending his appeal to the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong.

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Carson Denied Again in Court

Carson and his legal team were back in the Court of Appeal today in a procedural hearing as his appeal against his five convictions for money laundering continues.

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Bad Week for Carson

It’s not been the best of weeks for Carson Yeung really. Appeal dismissed, prison sentence remaining the same and sued for HK$20.5million as well; I can imagine the former hairdresser has had better times of it.

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Audio Podcast – Will Giles Talks About Carson’s Upcoming Appeal Judgement

With the judgement on Carson’s appeal due to be heard in the Court of Appeal in Hong Kong in the next couple of weeks I talked to “Haircuts and League Cups” co-author Will Giles about what is likely to happen.

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The Carson Trial: Appeal Hearing Day 2

Counsel for the prosecution Jonathan Caplan QC has told the Court of Appeal today that Carson had 55 days in court to contest the validity of the charges laid against him.

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The Carson Trial: Appeal Hearing Day One

Carson Yeung was back in court today for the first day of his appeal hearing into his conviction on five counts of money laundering. Clare Montgomery QC, representing Carson told the three appeal court judges how the conviction could not stand as Judge Douglas Yau Tak-hong had not applied the “reasonable man” test accurately in the original trial.

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The Carson Trial: Hong Kong Attorney General Hires Top QC

News has emerged from Hong Kong in the last few hours that Carson Yeung isn’t the only person to hire a top barrister for his appeal hearing on Wednesday. It’s emerged that the Attorney General in HK has retained top barrister Jonathan Caplan QC of Riverside Chambers to represent the prosecution.

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