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New Twist in Carson Trial Saga

originally published at 23:19 22 November, updated 03:00 23 November

In a sensational twist less than one week before his criminal trial on charges of money laundering is to begin, Carson Yeung has applied for the case to be adjourned for a further six months.

Yahoo’s Hong Kong site reports that Carson has applied to have the case adjourned a further six months whilst he assembles his legal team to fight the case for him. Carson has complained that he has not had enough time to raise the funds required to build the team he wants and thus wants an adjournment to achieve that.

The report also confirms that Carson has raised around HK$10million (approx £800k) to pay the legal fees to fight the case, however it is believed Mr Yeung requires tens of millions of Hong Kong Dollars to get the team he wants.

The prosecution have objected, stating that they believe Carson has had more than enough time already.

The appeal will be heard in court at 11am today HK time (3am GMT) in front of Judge Stanley Chan. As more news breaks I will endeavour to keep you posted.

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25 Responses to “New Twist in Carson Trial Saga”

  • Mark P says:

    Thanks for the update.

    I hope he does not get what he wants, we need this mess sorting out now, not in six months.

  • BCFC Steward says:

    Oh right

    Did he not know he might have a court appearance coming up?

    Will 6 months be long enough for him to get a legal team together considering he’s already failed to do this despite having had a year to get one ready?

    • Mark P says:

      Stalling tactics, makes him look even more guilty to me.

      Why as he now decided that he needs a legal team? This has been going on since June 2011?

  • Gary R says:

    Almajir – what the hell is going on!? So, let me get this straight: the case has already been adjourned before, hasn’t it? once or twice, you’ll have to tell me. Anyways, the lead up to this trial has been over 12 months and on the eve of it he basically says, “Oh, by the way, can you delay it 6 months because I haven’t bothered to assemble my legal team”. Surely, surely, surely they Court isn’t going to take his appeal seriously!? Can you tell, me Almajir, whether the HK Prosecutor has a say in this…can he say to the judge that he’s had more than enough time to sort this out. And why the hell leave it this late, it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever!? IF they grant him this adjournment then the judge is being taken a mug for…and the HK justice system will be a laughing stock and a joke!

    • almajir says:

      Gary, did you read the link?

      • Gary R says:

        Yes, I did…but I can’t make out the bizarre translation. Am I missing something then?

        From what I can gather CY hasn’t got a leg to stand on and he’s making a pathetic/desperate attempt to delay?

        Am I on the money????

        • almajir says:

          You asked if the HK prosecutor could do anything; the link makes it plain their opposition and that they will give reasons not to adjourn in court.

          One would think he would fail and it’s a desperate ploy… but you never know.

  • Bluenosesol says:

    Not sensational at all. I would have bet my house on it!! Firesale first, club sale second.

  • macca salop blue says:

    I was going to bed, I’ll now stay up till 3am and wait for ” Breaking News”! So the soap opera moves on to the next chapter! Next thing we’ll hear is Paladini hiring hit man to assassinate Yeung!

  • RUPERT says:

    Let him swing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • prewarblue says:

    comment edited

    • almajir says:

      Please don’t use terms like “thieves” as it could be construed as libellious, regardless of your feelings.

      • prewarblue says:

        Sorry,,,,,it was not intended to be libeous, however I am glad at least the judge in this case has seen fit to making a start of ending the mismanagement of investors funds and tax avoidance connected with this person up to the present

  • anl olden says:

    This is a criminal trial and presumably the conclusioin will affect his life, but I am unsure what it means for the “blues”.Should he be acquited or convicted. Will there not be civil litigation as to his financial affairs which appear as somewhat confused to put it mildly. It is not clear to me, Is this an
    issue as to what representations were made as to the source of the capital used to purchase
    the club. or are the criminal allegations related to his general financial activities. I am sorry to
    pursue the point, but is it not more than likely that in the event of his being xonvicted ,he would
    exercise any rights of appeal the extent of which I am not aware. I appreciatw that you are trying
    very hard to provide all supporters with information upon matters which are complicated .In raising
    these matters I do so in the knowledge that a conclusion may still be far ahead

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  • Mark Y says:

    This looks like the trial could follow a similar pattern to the house repossession case which CY has continually managed to defer a ruling against him. I’m not surprised. Iy may be that he genuinely needs some dosh from the sale of BCFC to fund his defence. More importantly for Blues fans is that a deferral of the trial may have a big impact on the sale of the club one way or another. It may end the short term interest of certain parties who considered that a negative result for CY was an opportunity to snap up a bargain. This may play into the hands of Paladini who wants a quicker deal.

  • James Black says:

    Just wait. The guys fighting for his life, give him that allowance at least. Probably just mean a quicker sale anyway. Basically none of us know the details for whatever reasons so just wait. It wouldn’t help his case, nor negotiations (if their are any), to talk publicly about it. I don’t know if im wrong but could it not be that a delay could just as easily hasten a sale. I don’t know. Assumptions are sometimes way off.

  • swissjonny says:

    t.I fear that this could run and run.He is trying to play for the Christmas break when many expats go back to UK or wherever home his.He will then try to hold out for Chinese New Year and the accompanying delays.If he is lucky he could delay this until after the end of the season.A few illnesses to lawyers etc etc.I think the HK legal system is sick of this kind of tactic so may try to get it on ASAP but Yeungs timing is perfect..I guess we would all do the same in his situation.

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  • Masaccio says:

    He needs the time to sell a few players to pay for his court costs

  • freddie says:

    I’m with Rupert – I’m just making up a large banner saying “Hang the c*nt”

    it’s got a picture of a chinaman on it and I’ve written Carson on his shirt.


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