Craig Carton of WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton Show” has been arrested by the FBI on fraud charges.
The FBI confirmed that Carton, who has hosted the CBS affiliate show with Hall of Fame quarterback Boomer Esiason since 2007, has been detained on investment-fraud related charges.
ABC7 reports that the fraud is related to the sale of fake or ‘discount’ tickets. Millions of dollars were reportedly defrauded from investors.
FBI agents picked up Carton early Wednesday morning at his Manhattan home.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is expected to release more information later, the report said.
“The Boomer and Carton Show” replaced the show with Don Imus, who was fired by WFAN after making disparaging remarks about the Rutgers women’s college basketball team.
Carton got into a public spat with then-acting New Jersey governor Richard Codey at his previous gig as an afternoon host on New Jersey’s 101.5 FM, when he made strange remarks about women going through postpartum depression, an ailment that afflicted the then-governor’s wife, Mary Jo Codey.
Carton said, “What Gov. Codey ought to do is approve the use of medical marijuana so women can have a joint and relax instead of putting their babies in a microwave. Then, all they want to do is cook Doritos. Women who claim they suffer from this postpartum depression … they must be crazy in the first place.”
Codey reportedly confronted Carton in the hallway of the radio station’s studio.
“I wish I weren’t governor, I’d take you out,” Codey said off-air.
Carton responded, “That’s real professional. You want to fight?”
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