Boomer Esiason's radio co-host arrested by FBI in $5.6 million fraud probe
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Boomer Esiason's radio
co-host arrested by FBI
in $5.6 million fraud probe

Craig Carton, who co-hosts a sports radio show with former NFL Most Valuable Player Boomer Esiason, has been arrested


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, ProFootball Talk reports.

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.





Absolutely nobody is saying Boomer was involved in the scheme.

Carton was replaced by a fill-in co-host on this morning’s show. Esiason said on the air that at first he thought Carton had called in sick but then learned that, “Unfortunately my partner was arrested.”

“We are aware of the situation and are cooperating with authorities,” CBS Radio said in a statement.