NEW YORK (77 WABC) – Craig Carton, former WFAN morning show host, will begin his 42-month prison sentence today. Carton was convicted in November of conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud related to his ticket-resale business. Prosecutors said he spent over $5 million of investors money on personal expenses, including his own gambling debts.
On Friday, the 50-year old released a statement through Twitter.
I start my sentence Monday, June 17th. I made mistakes. Mistakes in judgements, decisions and how I was living my life. I was wrong. I have, will and should continue to pay a dear price for those mistakes. I also though, believe in redemption and earning second chances. I am keenly aware that my life doesnt end when I go to prison, to the contrary it actually begins. I plan on making the most of the positive and life growing opportunities that the prison offers. I will work tirelessly to repay those whom I have hurt and to regain the trust that you all had in me. I look forward to the day when you accept that I have lived up to these promises and allow me the opportunity to once again be a part of your lives. I know when that day comes you will see and hear the best version of me. Thank you for the continued support you have shown me and my family.
Carton resigned from his WFAN gig shortly after his arrest in September 2017. He hopes to return to the airwaves after his sentence.