His former co-host Boomer Esiason addressed the development this morning on a show named The Morning Show with Boomer.
Carton was arrested last Wednesday and charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy in a $5.6 million Ponzi scheme.
Carton was suspended after he was arrested earlier this month and could face up to 45 years in prison for his role in the alleged scheme.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if someday, somewhere, somehow, he’ll be behind a microphone. All I said was I would talk to the station if they felt they needed to talk to me, that’s all”.
Esiason went on to say that the chapter of Boomer and Carton at WFAN is closed and that everything related to Carton has already been scrubbed from the studio.
“I think it’s a good move for Craig, and I think for he and his family he has got to focus supremely on that”, Esiason said, via Newsday’s Neil Best.
Putting aside his petty feud with Carton, who was known to criticize Francesa often on his show, the WFAN icon expressed empathy for Carton’s family members as they deal with the public scrutiny surrounding his gambling addiction and legal battle.
According to a complaint filed September 6 in federal court in New York, Carton controlled a company that purported to be in the business of buying large quantities of tickets to live events and reselling them at a profit. “Anything that Craig was part of in studio unfortunately has been taken down. they nearly took everything down of me, by the way”.
Back page of New York Daily News for September 7, 2017.
. Authorities accuse Carton of using some of the money to pay off millions in gambling debts. He remains free on $500,000 bail and thanked listeners in his statement.