A week after he was arrested on federal charges related to wire and securities fraud related to a scam involving ticket sales, sports radio host Craig Carton announced he was resigning from WFAN. He had been the co-host of the popular morning show Boomer & Carton, along with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason.
Below is the statement Carton released announced his resignation:
Craig Carton has resigned from WFAN radio. His statement 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/4x9zZpIZbu
— Matt Stone (@MattStoneABC) September 14, 2017
Carton is accused of trying to defraud a hedge fund of millions of dollars. He and his co-conspirator, Joseph Meli, are alleged to have claimed to have told the company that they had large blocks of concert tickets that they could sell at a markup. However, they didn’t have the tickets, and Carton is instead alleged to have used the money the hedge fund gave him to pay off gambling debts.
The New York-based Boomer & Carton is simulcast on CBS Sports Network and may be known to non-sports fans as the radio show New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has frequently co-hosted on with Carton.
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