Sports Radio Host Convicted

NEW YORK (AP) NEW YORK (AP) -- Craig Carton -- former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason -- says he'll go home and hug his children after being convicted of fraud.
A New York federal jury returned the verdict Wednesday.
Jurors deliberated about for five hours. Carton's lawyer promised to appeal.
Carton was accused of swindling investors in a ticket reselling business.
Prosecutors say he spent investor money on personal expenses, including gambling.
Carton's lawyers 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.

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