Former sports radio co-host Carton gets 3½ years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports radio personality Craig Carton has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for a ticket reselling scam that ended his decade-long show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason.

Carton was convicted in November of conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud.

The 50-year-old Manhattan resident was Esiason’s on-air partner for years on WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show. He left the show after his 2017 arrest.

Prosecutors said Carton touted his show business contacts and ability to get prime seats at events like Metallica and Barbra Streisand concerts to solicit nearly $7 million from investors. They say he blew the money on everything from gambling debts to landscaping bills.