For­mer WFAN ra­dio host Craig Car­ton con­victed of fraud

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

NEW YORK >> Craig Car­ton — for­mer co­host of a sports ra­dio show with exNFL 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 co­host 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. Bryan Cranston con­firms ‘Break­ing Bad’ movie in de­vel­op­ment

NEW YORK >> Bryan Cranston has con­firmed that a “Break­ing Bad” movie is in de­vel­op­ment, though he’s not sure he’s in it.

Fol­low­ing re­ports that “Break­ing Bad” cre­ator Vince Gil­li­gan is prep­ping a two-hour movie con­nected to the AMC se­ries, Cranston on Wed­nes­day called into the sports talk ra­dio show “The Dan Pa­trick Show” and con­firmed the pro­ject is in­deed in the works.

Cranston said he hasn’t yet read the script and that his char­ac­ter, Wal­ter White, may not even be in it. Cranston said he would “ab­so­lutely” re­turn to the char­ac­ter if he was in it.

The two-hour spinoff is set to be­gin shoot­ing in Al­bu­querque, New Mex­ico, in mid-Novem­ber un­der the code name “Green­brier.”

Gil­li­gan’s “Break­ing Bad” pre­quel se­ries “Bet­ter Call Saul” last month con­cluded its fourth sea­son.

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