WFAN morning host Craig Carton was shockingly arrested last year on fraud charges by the FBI. Today, he spoke out for the first time.
Carton is being accused of defrauding investors with a fake ticket brokerage company.
According to reports, the Boomer & Carton host was millions of dollars in gambling debt at the time of the arrest.
Earlier today, NJ.com posted his first full statement since the September 6 arrest. In it, Carton maintains his innocence.
I want to thank my family, friends and fans and especially Boomer for the outpouring of public and private support I’ve received over the past few days. As you can imagine, it’s been incredibly hard to be silent while there is an endless stream of vitriol being hurled my way, but I’m confident that when the facts come out, you’ll see that I am not guilty of these charges. My fight has only just begun and I know when this strange episode is over, I’ll be back, stronger than ever. Thank you for all the kind words and good wishes as I continue on with one of the greatest battles of my life.
Carton is facing a maximum of 45 years in prison and up to $5 million in fines, but as Sports Illustrated notes, he has no prior record and is unlikely to face the maximum.
Whether or not you believe Carton, one thing he said rings very true, this is going to be quite the battle.