New York – The former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has been convicted of fraud.
The verdict against Craig Carton was returned by a jury Wednesday at a federal court in New York.
Jurors deliberated for about five hours.
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 Feb. 27.