Authorities say sports radio host Craig Carton engaged in a ticket-selling scam after accumulating gambling debts.

Conspiracy and securities fraud charges were unsealed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court against the host of WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" show.

In a civil case, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Carton in mid-2016 solicited investments in ticket reselling enterprises after he accrued millions of dollars' worth of gambling-related debts.

Carton lives in Manhattan and has hosted the sports-themed radio program broadcast on WFAN since 2007 with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. The show also is simulcast on CBS Sports Network TV.

Carton was not on the air Wednesday. It was unclear who will represent him in court.

CBS owns WFAN and says it is cooperating with authorities.


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