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The Carson Trial – Day 33

A shortened day in court on Thursday saw defence witness Ian Robinson continue to give evidence in the trial of Carson Yeung on five counts of money laundering.

Sing Tao reports that Mr Robinson claimed that the money deposited into the account by Abba Chan Tat Chee was a HKD10mil loan for the purpose of a film production. However, the defence conceded that Carson hadn’t fully repaid the money.

The defence also conceded that due to the lack of time to properly go through all the data that they couldn’t explain a certain amount of money deposited in the accounts.

The case resumes Monday July 8 at midday (4am BST)


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24 Responses to “The Carson Trial – Day 33”

  • Tony says:

    Surely to god the judge is not going to take long to consider his verdict.complete rubbish from Carsons team he may as well throw the towel in now hes had it.

  • arthurcc says:

    Am I the only person who has any loyalty to the Chairman. It seems like his own people have turned on him. Let’s show a little respect. The guy had an ambitious dream to crack the Chinese market – is that such a crime.

    • Letsby Avenue says:

      :- )


      No mate. Still a few of us around.

      I have loyalty, and gratitude toward Carson.

      He may have been a naughty boy, and he may have cut corners in the past, but I still remain dubious about “money laundering”…as the first defence witness said – – this method of “money laundering” (as the prosecution suggest), would be stupid, naive and doomed to failure.

      Let’s not forget the Defence argument, from the outset:

      1. The Prosecution held back for years after their investigation, BEFORE charging Carson.
      —because when they charged him the Banks had (By Law) destroyed all their records.
      —So Carson’s defence have no physical evidence to gather, hence they are calling on ex- Bank and Equity managers to try and show some light.
      —the Prosecution then try and destroy these witness by slinging mud at them , even though no criminal charges have been sustained against them


      2. The Prosecution introduced late “evidence” which amounted to, I think, a 10 day adjournment.

      —that is why the Defence have and are requesting extra time.

      –the Disclosure rules are that the Defence (and the Prosecution) have full access to information, witnessses to be called etc—PRIOR to Trial. The Prosecution unveiled stuff after the trial had started.

      –if that is allowed in HK, all right.

      –but if it isn’t, then it’s a retrial I’d hope

      I still think that Carson should have been charged with tax evasion, not money laundering. On that lesser charge he would get a minimal custodial sentence and/or a fine, if guilty.
      But his assets and business activity would not have been frozen, his home that he mortgaged to pay for Bentley and Hleb etc would not be in danger of being lost.

      Yes…I think Carson was Delboy in a big time arena, possibly naive.

      But as a money-launderer, no.
      As a witness said, that would be too stupid a way to launder money, out of Macau gambling dens and into his account.
      He might just as well have painted a bullseye target on his forehead for the last 10 years..and walked up and down outside the copshop.


      AJ does phenomenal work in bringing us his updates.

      But if you want to check for yourselves, a few hours later on, check the English language HK papers, please do so.

      Trust me, Carson’s future is not as set in stone as you might believe.


      Capricorn loyalty forever :-)

      • almajir says:

        Hi Letsby

        to clear up a couple of inaccuracies.

        1) I can tell you from my time attending the trial that the Defence were the ones to introduce late evidence on the first day that caused some initial delays and have been continuing to try to do so since the trial started.

        2) I also check the English language newspapers, if you notice I do tend to update these stories as I find more. Generally, SCMP reports on about one day in five.

        3) Carson’s birthday is February 27 (same day as the Carling Cup win) which makes him a Pisces. As a Capricorn myself though I thank you for your loyalty.

      • evilcherry says:

        Hong Kong has no VAT or such, so the chances for suing someone of this kind of tax evasion is minimal.

        Anyway appalled to see the best the defense can bring up is convicted criminal after convicted criminal (Chan Tat Chee is probably still serving his sentence for an unrelated charge now)

    • Wingman Blue says:

      To answer your question, yes, I think you are…

  • bluenoserob says:

    just let it be over soon , some times i think hes gonna go down and sometimes that he will get off, both scare me just as much.

  • John says:

    Correct, sounds guilty, carson please sell our club it’s a joke how we are selling our best players to pay the wages of other players

  • StevieW says:

    This looks to be a bit damning. I am changing my mind on this one now. If his defence continues in this vein of vagueness then he could well be sent down.

    The clubs in the S**t and CY is in the S**t so we are all in the S**t.

  • Oldbluenose says:

    as Almajir, has said in the past, — We are not there to actually see and hear for ourselves, !!.
    From the tone of the daily reports, ?. — Cannot see him getting off, !!!!!!!!!!!.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    These witnesses are in the dock for 2 or 3 days at a time… so it makes perfect sense that’s there’s much more going on that what’s being reported. What’s actually been reported since the start, wouldn’t take up 33 days.

  • DoctorD says:

    Mlud — is this a case of money laundering?
    Well my learned bench, Mr Yeung appears to have lost either his memory or his bank statements, so on the balance of evidence, yes he has been shunting money around that wasn’t his. I sentence him to 150 hours community service sweeping the terraces at St Andrews.

  • AndyP says:

    “Defence claim due to lack of time to go through all data”. !! What the hell they been doin for last18 months.

  • eddie says:

    will he be in court longer than Andy Murray?

  • Kimberley Blue says:

    Going offtrack just seen squad for Ireland and with strikers King / Lovekrands not going why is Asante excluded.. is he injured?
    Looking forward to the game today .. will be hot !!

    • StaffsBlue says:

      King and Lovenkrands may be close to deals with other clubs, because Mullins and Ambrose are included. Asante, I have no idea.

      • StaffsBlue says:

        Lee Clark: “There will be a big group back at home. Richard Beale (under-21 coach) will be doing exactly the same programme we are doing in Ireland with them. There will be a good number of them, it’s not as if four or five have been left on their own.”

  • SteveC says:

    Yes, like the ‘Flat Earth society’ .. membership of the ‘We believe Carson’ society has been dwindling for some time and given the reports of the ‘defence team’s evidence’ it looks to fall further.

    Can Pannu p’pull something out of the bag’ to save him the porridge’ ?

    • almajir says:

      I think it’s ironic Steve you making fun of people for believing something that you think is stupid and then in the next breath mentioning something I’ve repeatedly told you isn’t happening.

      There’s a lesson there.

  • SteveC says:

    If it was a play . you would be laughing also, at the lame evidence that Carso’s ‘team’ have come up with, almost Python’esque … ‘He used to buy his Mother flowers …’
    Yes, I know Pannu isn’t ‘taking the stand.
    Does kinda make you wonder what he is doing then on his ‘former patch’ in Hong Kong …….. ????

    We’ll have to wait and see I suppose …

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