Ex-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Joe Piscopo and former WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason have asked a judge for mercy on Craig Carton. Carton will be sentenced April 5th, after being found guilty of running a $4 million ponzi scam.
Christie said, “I do not believe that Craig is a danger to society. I do not believe he is at all likely to be a recidivist. I think Craig found himself in this position because of other challenges in his life with which I am sure the Court is familiar and which I believe Craig is taking steps to deal with personally,” Christie wrote.
According to the New York Daily News Esiason said, “Honestly, I remain at a loss trying to figure out when and where it all went wrong. As I read the accounts of the trial, I was saddened to hear of the gambling debt he accrued and the pressure that he was under. Knowing Craig as well as I did, it doesn’t shock me that he never asked for help. He’s too proud for that.”