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U2 assistant appears in court on €3million theft charges

The former personal assistant of Adam Clayton has been accused of embezzling the money from the bassist over a period of three years.

Adam Clayton on stage. His former personal assistant has been accused of stealing €3million from his bank accounts.
Adam Clayton on stage. His former personal assistant has been accused of stealing €3million from his bank accounts.
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U2 BASSIST ADAM Clayton’s former personal assistant has been charged with stealing €3million from his bank accounts.

Carol Hawkins, 47, with an address at Crannagh Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, appeared in court yesterday charged with embezzling €3million from her former employer, reports Tom Tuite in today’s Daily Mail.

Hawkins was charged in January with 184 counts under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act. The charges against her relate to theft of up to €3 million from bank accounts in the name of Adam Clayton. The thefts allegedly took place on dates between 2005 and 2008.

At Dublin District Court, Judge McLoughlin made an order sending Miss Hawkins forward for trial.  She spoke once to confirm her signature on her bond.

In May 2010, Clayton and Hawkins reached an agreement over the sale of an apartment in New York that had been at the centre of the musician’s theft claim.

In 2009, it was alleged in court that Hawkins used her employer’s debit and credit cards for her own use as well as to benefit her family.

Read more in the print edition of today’s Daily Mail.

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