CAROL HAWKINS, THE former assistant of U2′s Adam Clayton has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing €2.8 million from him over a four year period.
Hawkins was found guilty last week on all 181 counts of stealing from the U2 bass player’s accounts between 2004 and 2008. She had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
RTÉ reports that the judge in the case said that the basis for the theft was greed.
The mother-of-two had worked for Clayton for 16 years and was the signatory on two of his bank accounts.
She was accused of drawing 181 cheques from these accounts and lodging them to her own account.