Sports talk radio personalities are always happy to talk with first-time callers who have listened for years. But Craig Carton's first experience with a "first time, long time" devotee may be something he hopes to soon forget about.

These were the words out of Judge Colleen McMahon's mouth before putting the disgraced radio host in the hands of federal custody. 


Carton, formerly of WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" show, was ultimately  sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison due to involvement in a ​Ponzi scheme. His sentencing time is actually on the low end of a federally guideline of 5-7 years. New York legal beat writer Pete Bush posted a long twitter thread Friday with trial updates, for those who are interested:

Carton, a co-host at New York's WFAN for a decade, claims his unlawful actions were fueled by a gambling addiction. His sentence was reduced down to three years because of Judge McMahon's belief that Carton has "done a lot of good in this world" before his crime.