Former WFAN host charged in Ponzi scheme selling his $2.4M mansion
Former WFAN host Craig Carton is selling is $2.4 million mansion as he fights charges he participated in a Ponzi scheme to bilk people out of millions.
As former WFAN host Craig Carton fights federal fraud charges, the sports talker has put his North Jersey home up for sale.
The popular sports broadcaster, who co-hosted the Boomer and Cartoon show on WFAN show alongside former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, was arrested in September on investment-related fraud charges, accused of bilking people out of $5.6 million as part of a fake-ticket, according to federal prosecutors.
According to the listing on Trulia, Carton's mansion in Chester, N.J., is now on the market for $2.4 million. The 9,345-square-foot "custom colonial" comes with six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and even a heated salt water pool.
In addition, the mansion also features five fireplaces, two game rooms, a complete exercise room and a 12-seat home theatre. There's also a separate 1,300 square foot guest suite from its own kitchenette and a separate entrance.
Here are some photos from the listing:
Carton, who was a host on WIP during its 610 AM days, entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan. After, he told reporters he was shocked by his arrest, was "unequivocally not guilty" and that "the damage caused by the government's false accusations cannot be undone."
The New York Daily News reported that Carton began the scam after running up millions in gambling debts to casinos and to an unnamed individual.