Craig Carton arrested, may never appear on Boomer and Carton again
Craig Carton, who co-hosts a WFAN sports radio show with former NFL Most Valuable Player Boomer Esiason, has been arrested and accused of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars with a phony ticket resale business.
Federal authorities say Carton defrauded people out of $5.6 million, money he needed because he had huge gambling debts. Those debts include millions of dollars in losses at two casinos and $825,000 he owes to an unidentified individual.
The criminal complaint says Carton sent fake documents and forged emails to his business partners to keep them from realizing the whole ticket resale business was a giant scam.
“Carton’s deceit did not stop with providing fake documents . . . When [one investor] made its $2 million investment, Carton misappropriated the money by lying,” court papers said.
Carton was replaced by a fill-in co-host on this morning’s show. Esiason did not discuss the matter on the air.
“We are aware of the situation and are cooperating with authorities,” CBS Radio said in a statement.
It is unlikely that investigators have the wrong man, which could spell the end of Carton’s radio career with CBS and Boomer Esiason.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/craig-carton-arrested-may-never-appear-on-boomer-and-carton-again/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/boomerandcarton.jpg?fit=620%2C349&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/boomerandcarton.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1EntertainmentNFLRecent PostsBoomer Esiason,CBS Sports,CBS Sports Radio,Craig CartonCraig Carton, who co-hosts a WFAN sports radio show with former NFL Most Valuable Player Boomer Esiason, has been arrested and accused of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars with a phony ticket resale business. Federal authorities say Carton defrauded people out of $5.6 million, money he needed because he...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk