Former WFAN radio host Craig Carton convicted of fraud
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.