Radio personality Craig Carton, who co-hosts the Boomer & Carton show on WFAN and CBS Sports Network, has been arrested as part of an alleged fake ticket scam that netted $2 million, NBC 4 New York reports.
Per the station’s Jonathan Dienst, FBI agents picked up the 48-year-old Carton at his Manhattan home earlier this morning. Dienst reports that Carton and another man are accused of defrauding investors in a discount ticket broker business that did not, in reality, exist.
The show, which is airing right now, hasn’t addressed the arrest. It opened with Esiason saying Carton was “under the weather” and a guest host would be filling in.
Update (11:00 a.m. ET): “Not easy,” Boomer Esiason said after acknowledging his co-host’s arrest on air earlier this morning.
Esiason said it came as a shock to him, and that WFAN was cooperating with authorities.
Source : http://deadspin.com/report-radio-host-craig-carton-arrested-in-alleged-2m-1800675539