U2 bassist Adam Clayton's former personal assistant has been sentenced to seven years in jail after being found guilty of embezzlement. Carol Hawkins was convicted of stealing $2.8 million from Clayton between 2004-2008, which she claimed was reimbursement for expenses for cooking and shopping for him while running his household in Dublin. Clayton's attorney Colm O'Briain said that Hawkins "played on the good nature and trust" of her employer and "proceeded like a whirlwind down Fifth Avenue and Bond Street to the delight of retailers." Circuit Criminal Court judge Patrick McCartan said that Hawkins was guilty of "crimes rooted in greed and nothing else. Whether she was a fool or a very clever person matters little. Nothing could explain away the scale of this dishonesty other than greed in pursuit of a lavish lifestyle." Clayton was not present for the sentencing but testified during the trial that he was "absolutely amazed" by Hawkins' actions.