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Craig Carton, 'Boomer & Carton' co-host, arrested by FBI over alleged $5.6M ticket scam to pay his gambling debts

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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.

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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.

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FBI agents arrested sports radio host Craig Carton early Wednesday, authorities said.

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Carton earns a reported $250,000 a year as the sports radio station’s morning drive-time co-host.

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.

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“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.

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WFAN Host Boomer Esiason and his longtime co-host Craig Carton.

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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.

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Apparently Investment fraud 

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If this puts an end to this moron's fake Howard Stern act with his almost-as-annoying Chris Russo voice, I couldn't have woken up to better news :cheers:

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11 minutes ago, FidelioJet said:

Maybe now I'll be able to go back to listening to the WFAN morning show.  He's simply unbearable.

Maybe Norman was in on it? Maybe?

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It makes me smile when loud mouth douche bags like this get their comeuppance.  I hope he gets jail time. 

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14 minutes ago, shawn306 said:

Boomer and Bart...make it happen WFAN

ONLY if that means his co-host is an in-character Nancy Cartwright

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I actually am one of the few that enjoy him and Boomer's show.  What a dam shame.  Father of 4 and will be eventually locked up for a long time.  

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Just now, prime21 said:

I actually am one of the few that enjoy him and Boomer's show.  What a dam shame.  Father of 4 and will be eventually locked up for a long time.  

I wouldn't say a long time.  However it's the feds so he will definitely get convicted but I'm guessing the maximum is 5 years.  

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6 minutes ago, prime21 said:

I actually am one of the few that enjoy him and Boomer's show.  What a dam shame.  Father of 4 and will be eventually locked up for a long time.  

The Baretta theme song has one of the most intelligent lines ever penned to song

"Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time,
Yeah, don't do it."
Sucks for his family but Carton knew he had a family that he could be separated from if whatever he was involved with comes to light. He's a grown man, that's life gBAAIDb.png
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Ok now regardless of if ya like the guy or not here's the big question, who replaces him with Boomer in the morning if his career is kaput.  Sid Rosenberg? They're practically the same guy. 

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13 minutes ago, bgivs21 said:

That sucks, I enjoy the show compared to all the other morning garbage out there. 

Agreed. Mike and Mike is just awful. Boomer and carton could have been a great show if Carton took it more seriously instead of it being 80pct shtick, but it was still a good show and I generally liked Carton. In the end the only winner here is Fatcessa. You don't mess with the fat man!

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23 minutes ago, johnnyjet said:

Ok now regardless of if ya like the guy or not here's the big question, who replaces him with Boomer in the morning if his career is kaput.  Sid Rosenberg? They're practically the same guy. 

Well, lets see. Someone in sports who will need a job. I know! Todd Bowles.

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Carton defrauded his victims by selling them Mets tickets, and since that isn't actually professional baseball..

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16 minutes ago, drsamuel84 said:

So I have no idea about the legal ramifications of something like this, could he be legitimately looking at real jail time?

Probably a couple years in jail.  Still waiting to see the press release though from the DA.  

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13 minutes ago, Jet Blast said:

Well, lets see. Someone in sports who will need a job. I know! Todd Bowles.

Yeah, but the dear in the headlights stare doesn't play well on the radio.

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15 minutes ago, BallinPB said:

Probably a couple years in jail.  Still waiting to see the press release though from the DA.  

Interesting, wonder if this is the end of Boomer and Carton.  Let's say hypothetically he gets away with just a slap on the wrist and a suspension from WFAN you have to wonder if Boomer would want to continue to work with him.  Boomer has other "tv interests" with CBS, Showtime etc.. and you would think it's important for him to maintain a clean image.  Plus at his age and the fact that he does have other jobs and I'm sure plenty of money, makes you wonder how much longer he would want to continue the early mornings.  Just be interesting to see where this goes I have a feeling we won't be seeing Craig on the air for a while

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1 hour ago, BallinPB said:

I wouldn't say a long time.  However it's the feds so he will definitely get convicted but I'm guessing the maximum is 5 years.  

you are probably right.  kind of silly when you think about it.  guy robs a liquor store gets 10 years in jail.  guy steals multi-millions of dollars and does 5 years.  

if you are going to do crime, white collar crime has better rewards and less downside.  although silly to for him to think he wasn't going to get caught.

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6 minutes ago, drsamuel84 said:

Interesting, wonder if this is the end of Boomer and Carton.  Let's say hypothetically he gets away with just a slap on the wrist and a suspension from WFAN you have to wonder if Boomer would want to continue to work with him.  Boomer has other "tv interests" with CBS, Showtime etc.. and you would think it's important for him to maintain a clean image.  Plus at his age and the fact that he does have other jobs and I'm sure plenty of money, makes you wonder how much longer he would want to continue the early mornings.  Just be interesting to see where this goes I have a feeling we won't be seeing Craig on the air for a while

Unfortunately I believe there is a 5% chance of a slap on the wrist.  The FEDS don't come knocking on your door unless they have sufficient evidence for a conviction.  

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4 kids how can he look in the mirror.

He may not do time. A famous shrink will describe his gambling addiction as a serious illness and a high powered attorney like Brafman or Lefcourt will make cut a deal with the DA pointing out how he cant pay anyone back while incarcerated.

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