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U2 Bassist Adam Clayton Wins Lawsuit

U2 Bassist Adam Clayton Wins Lawsuit:  A former assistant for Adam Clayton was found guilty of embezzlement this week after it was discovered that she had stolen three and a half million dollars from the U2 bassist. Carol Hawkins, who spent 17 years working for Clayton, was convicted on 181 counts of theft, and  today received a sentence of seven years in prison for her crimes.

Judge Patrick McCartan, who ruled over the proceedings, stated, “These were crimes rooted in greed and nothing else. Whether she was a fool or clever person really matters very little.” Hawkins apparently used her position as signatory on several of Clayton’s bank accounts for her own gain, writing checks to her own account to fund a lavish lifestyle that included cars, holidays, 22 horses and designer goods.

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