ADAM CLAYTON LOOKED a happy man outside the Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin today following the conviction of his former personal assistant for stealing as much as €2.8 million from him over four years.
Carol Hawkins, 47, was found guilty 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.
During the proceedings the court heard how the mother-of-two had worked for Clayton for over 16 years and was a signatory on two of his bank accounts. She used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, RTÉ reports.
Clayton had told the court that he was not aware of her actions. The jury delivered an unanimous verdict in the case and Hawkins will remain on bail until she is sentenced on 6 July.