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Craig Carton Convicted Of Fraud

November 07, 2018 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, has been convicted of fraud.
The verdict against Carton was returned by a jury Wednesday at a federal court in New York after about five hours of deliberations.
Carton was accused of swindling investors in a ticket reselling business.
Prosecutors said he took their money and spent it on personal expenses, including gambling.
Lawyers for Carton had argued during a week-and-a-half long trial that Carton was no crook and that he was victimized by another businessman.
Prosecutors said the former co-host of WFAN's "Boomer and Carton'' show had misappropriated at least $5.6 million. Carton didn't visibly react as the verdict was announced.
Sentencing was set for February 27.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report)