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Carson Yeung jailed for six years over money laundering

Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of money laundering charges in Hong Long - the latest here.

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Carson Yeung sentenced to six years in jail

Carson Yeung has been sentenced to six years in jail Credit: Reuters

Former Birmingham City Football Club chairman Carson Yeung has been sentenced to six years in jail for laundering £55 million following a high-profile trial.

The 54-year-old was found guilty by a Hong Kong court on Monday of five counts of money-laundering. He had denied the charges.

The businessman told the court he had amassed his wealth through hairdressing, share trading, property purchases, gambling in the world's casino hub of Macau and otherinvestments.

The former hair stylist to Hong Kong's rich and famous laundered the money between January 2001 and December 2007 through five bank accounts, the court found.

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