Person in question ‘Carol Hawkins’ has been accused of misappropriating the bassist’s funds from the years 2004 to 2008 and purchasing herself cars, vacations, horses and university courses for her children, for a total amount of £2.8 million.
Hawkins had been fired and a suit has been filed against he back in 2009 after she in fact confessed to this crime. In 2011 she had been charged because this incident.
Just on Friday June 29, 2012 the forty eight year old was found guilty of transferring large sums of cash from Clayton‘s funds to her personal bank account.
Relieved by the ruling, the star told the Irish Times newspaper,
“I welcome today’s outcome and I wish to thank the jury… and all those involved with the case. I’d like to thank all of my family, friends and colleagues for their support.”
Hawkins, who was released on bail, is due to be sentenced on 6 July, 2012.