http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/craig-carton-boomer-carton-co-host-arrested-fbi-article-1.3473530 Craig Carton, 'Boomer & Carton' co-host, arrested by FBI over alleged $5.6M ticket scam to pay his gambling debts Tweet email X BYGRAHAM RAYMANVICTORIA BEKIEMPISAMARA GRAUTSKI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:56 AM WFAN morning show co-host Craig Carton was arrested early Wednesday for duping investors out of $5.6 million to cover his staggering gambling debts, authorities said. The motor-mouthed Carton turned to crime after running up millions of dollars in losses with two casinos, plus a debt of $825,000 to an unidentified individual, court papers charged. A 26-page Securities and Exchange Commission filing accused Carton of lying to his investors, going as far as to send phony documents and e-mails to his unsuspecting business partners. “Carton’s deceit did not stop with providing fake documents ... When (one investor) made its $2 million investment, Carton misappropriated the money by lying,” according to the court papers. Craig Carton changes his tune, now calls Josh Brown 'an animal' Carton, 48, was arrested by FBI agents at his Manhattan home — causing the highly-paid sports talk gabber to miss his morning show opposite former New York Jets star Boomer Esiason. "We are aware of the situation and are cooperating with authorities," CBS Radio said in a statement. FBI agents arrested sports radio host Craig Carton early Wednesday, authorities said. (DAVE KOTINSKY/GETTY IMAGES FOR DIAGEO) Carton earns a reported $250,000 a year as the sports radio station’s morning drive-time co-host. PAID CONTENT BY HILTON How This Travel Consultant Made a Proposal in Versailles Go Off Seamlessly Carton allegedly lured investors into a fraudulent ticket resale business, promising to deliver face-value tickets to concerts by stars like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Metallica and Barbra Streisand. Raissman: Time to lower Boomer on pompous Pope! “In reality, no such agreements with the concert promoter or venue existed, and the signatures for the concert promoter or venue,” the SEC charged. At the time, Carton had “accrued millions of dollars worth of gambling-related debts to casinos and other third parties,” court papers indicated. A second lawsuit filed against Carton this past May accused him of skipping out on $114,116.13 in rent on a Soho business office leases under the name Advance — one of his bogus ticket-selling companies. The SEC filing also accused Joseph Meli, 43, of Manhattan, of conspiring with Carton in the scam. Raissman: Can WFAN keep Boomer and Cartoon? WFAN Host Boomer Esiason and his longtime co-host Craig Carton. (MARCUS SANTOS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ) A former Tribeca neighbor of Carton told the News there was no indications of any problems with the radio show host. “He was a very nice guy around me,” said the neighbor. “He was very quiet.” The acid-tongued Carton joined Esiason on WFAN on Sept. 4, 2007 — nearly 10 years to the day of his arrest. Carton’s rise to New York radio included stops in Buffalo, Cleveland, Philadelphia and New Jersey. The New Rochelle native was nominated in 2006 as national talk show host of the year.