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The Carson Trial – Day 24

Property lawyer Chow Cheuk Lap took the stand today to give evidence in defence of Carson Yeung as his trial continued in the District Court today.

Early reports from Oriental Daily say that Mr Chow testified that Carson had earnt money in April 1997 from a property deal. Mr Chow confirmed Carson had sold various units and car parking spaces through a company called Pacific Asia Ltd, earning a sum of around HK$15million.

The case, which began on April 29 was originally planned to last 25 days of hearings; however with four defence witnesses plus Carson to be called to the stand it will take a fair while longer with legal experts in HK suggesting to me that a verdict would potentially be due around October.

The case resumes tomorrow at 14:30 (07:30am BST).

Edit 22:00 BST June 20

Oriental Daily goes on to report that the third defence witness, Jimmy So Chi Ming gave evidence in the afternoon session. Mr So confirmed that Carson was a reputable customer but couldn’t confirm the exact amount of profit made by Carson.

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15 Responses to “The Carson Trial – Day 24”

  • Neo says:

    Bit of a late start seeing as its the last day……only joking
    Hardly seems worth it

  • Blueboy 88 says:

    Day 24 in the Big Brother House…& its still like watching paint dry..

  • vendeeblueRoger says:

    There have been suggestions from friends in Hong Kong that the CY Defence team are thinking of NOT putting CY on the stand .

  • Tony says:

    With the onus on the defence to prove his innocence, so far it seems to me they are not exactly winning this, I’ve read nothing so far that remotely indicates what legal means he used to gain his significant wealth. Any idea if they would put their strongest defence witness on first or last, if it’s first they’re in trouble.

    • zxcv says:

      I said that yesterday Tony, They have so far accounted for very little of the money which of course means the last four witnesess have to show where the bulk of it was made, so it can only get harder or he has better witness to come. We`ll see.

  • dave mann says:

    cant wait for this to be over, roll on october when blues will be in the top 6 , and i will also be
    looking forward to a well deserved brake myself.( summers crap anyway).KRO.

  • Mickey07 says:

    comment edited – mickey … you don’t know he will be found guilty

  • Mark says:

    Finding it really tedious now :(

  • Tony says:

    Its so tedious Im beginning to miss TVOR. whats happened to him anyway?.

  • utbb says:

    Surely a verdict by next week? (Only messing!)

  • Will says:

    Im only 15 and I don’t really understand what is going on with his trail at the moment, at day 24, is it looking like he is guilty or not?

  • KeepRightcroydOn says:

    I’m not sure how Jimmy So Chi Ming’s evidence is meant to help his defence. Correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding is that although the charge is money laundering, the trial is essentially about tax evasion. I imagined he would attempt to prove that he attained his wealth from gambling, which may have meant that he did not have to pay additional tax on winnings if he’d paid on his stake…..or something along those lines. If this witness is claiming that CY earned this HK$15m more conventionally, surely CY will now need to provide evidence that he did not evade (as opposed to legitimately avoid) paying tax on it. Or am I missing the point?

  • StevieW says:

    Well from the information we receive I would say the defence is patchy at best, Good words without substance to explain his dealings all amounts to hear say which normally does not register in a court of law.

    Everything seems so bizarre that I would still Put my money on CY walking.

  • mark says:

    imo these witnesses or character witnesses are attempting to put doubt into the judge’s mind……. testified that Carson has earn money. I believe Carson testimony will be the only one the judge will decide on really imo…………… Carson defence appears to be setting this up gradually for the last fling by Carson ……..
    Whether this is right or wrong the man deserve the right to prove he is innocent……………. until then I will refrain from making a judgement………..

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