Adam Clayton's former aide jailed for seven years
U2 star ADAM CLAYTON's former assistant has been sentenced to seven years behind bars for stealing $3.5 million from the rocker's savings.
The bassist was not in court on Friday (06Jul12) as Judge Patrick McCartan sentenced Carol Hawkins, who was last week (29Jun12) convicted on 181 counts of theft from 2004 to 2008.
McCartan declared, "Nothing, frankly, could explain away the scale of this dishonesty other than the greed in pursuit of a lavish lifestyle that was no responsibility of Mr Clayton's...
"These were crimes rooted in greed and nothing else. Whether she was a fool or clever person really matters very little."
McCartan also ordered the sale of Hawkins' New York apartment to go towards paying back some of the money she stole.
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