8 Mar 2014

Birmingham boss jailed for 6 years

11:37 am on 8 March 2014

The Hong Kong businessman who owns the British football club Birmingham City has been sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering.

Law enforcement officials are hailing Carson Yeung's high-profile case as an important victory to combat money laundering in the global financial hub.

Yeung, 54, who was found guilty by a Hong Kong court on five counts of money-laundering around $100 million over several years, is a flamboyant self-made millionaire.