Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

U2 bassist Adam Clayton seeks cash from crook's flat sale

Personal assistant Carol Hawkins stole 2.8 million euro from U2 star Adam Clayton
Personal assistant Carol Hawkins stole 2.8 million euro from U2 star Adam Clayton

U2 bassist Adam Clayton wants to be paid the proceeds from the sale of an apartment in New York bought by his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins with his money, the High Court in Dublin has heard.

The case will be heard next year.

Last July Ms Hawkins, of Crannagh Road in Dublin, was sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing €2.8m (£2.2m) of Mr Clayton's money after she was convicted at Dublin Criminal Court on 181 counts of theft, committed over a four-year period.

Mr Clayton, of Rathfarnham, Dublin, claimed that in 2007 the apartment was bought by Ms Hawkins with his money for $465,000 (£293,000).

The property, at 300 Rector Place, New York, was subsequently sold and €190,000 (£153,000) is held in a bank account, which was frozen by court order.

But in a separate but related matter, Ms Hawkins' lawyers are seeking to be paid legal fees out of the money in the account.

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