Rock star Adam Clayton is to receive $235,000 from the sale of a New York apartment bought with money stolen from his bank accounts.

A Dublin court has ruled that the U2 bassist is to benefit solely from the sale of a Manhattan apartment bought by his former PA Carol Hawkins.

The $235,000 is just a small portion of the $3.5million Hawkins was found guilty of robbing from her former employer.

Hawkins had paid $380,000 for the Rector Square apartment in 2007.

Proceeds from the sale were ordered to be handed over to Clayton at the end of her Dublin trial but so far the musician has seen little sign of the money robbed or the goods purchased with it.

The Sunday Independent reports that police have recovered a number of watches, valued at $5,000, and a number of laptops and computers along with musical instruments.

Now starting a seven year jail sentence, Hawkins faces further investigation by Ireland’s Criminal Asset Bureau as they try to reclaim some of Clayton’s money.

Clayton has confirmed that he is to take civil proceedings to pursue the recovery of his losses.

Ironically the prison van which took Hawkins from the court to begin her sentence bore the security number U2 on the side and back.


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