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Birmingham City President Carson Yeung Accused of Money Laundering By Hong Kong Courts

St Andrews’ summer goes from bad to worse.

Birmingham City FC’s president Carson Yeung has appeared in court in Hong Kong on money-laundering charges.

Mr Yeung was bailed by the Eastern Court in his home city after being charged with five counts.

BBC correspondent Annemarie Evans said he had been arrested by the narcotic bureau’s financial investigations unit at his luxury home.

Mr Yeung took control of the English football club, which was relegated to the Championship in May, in 2009.

The trial has been adjourned until 11 August.

Ms Evans said all five charges related to money laundering with the amount of money involved being up to £59m.

She said Mr Yeung had not entered a plea and little about the details of the charges was known. (BBC Sport)

It’s turning into quite a bad summer for Birmingham City. First they get relegated, then their manager leaves for arch rivals Aston Villa and now their president finds himself in a spot of bother with the authorities in his native Hong Kong.

The St Andrews’ side have also sold impressive midfielder Craig Gardner and could well lose the likes of Ben Foster and centre backs Roger Johnson and Scott Dann who are all being relentlessly pursued by Premier League outfits.

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