Craig Carton posted a message to his supporters on Twitter on Friday evening thanking them for their loyalty and also asking that they show the same support to his victims. The former WFAN morning man was convicted for his role in a Ponzi scheme that scammed victims out of nearly $7 million. The money was raised under the guise of investing in a secondary-market service for sports and concert tickets. In reality, the money was going to paying off Carton’s gambling debts.
Carton’s message was considerably longer than 280 characters. He used his Twitter account to link to a service called TwitLonger.
Craig Carton Message
— Craig Carton (@craigcartonlive) December 7, 2018
His statement reads:
I wanted to take a moment to check in and thank the thousands of you who have sent me your well wishes and prayers. I don’t deserve your kind thoughts at this stage of my life and while I appreciate them more than words could ever describe, I would kindly ask that you do the same for those who I have hurt as a result of my actions; family members, friends, co-workers, investors and loyal listeners.
I let all of you down, I betrayed your trust and I’m sorry.
Carton is facing as much as 45 years in prison. He will return to a Manhattan court room on February 27 for sentencing.