WFAN's Craig Carton leaves federal court after being charged with...

WFAN's Craig Carton leaves federal court after being charged with a Ponzi scheme involving ticket resales on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Credit: John Roca

Craig Carton, the suspended co-host of WFAN’s morning program, asserted on Tuesday that he is not guilty of the federal charges that led to his arrest last week and vowed to return, “stronger than ever.”

In a statement released by a spokeswoman, Carton said, “I want to thank my family, friends and fans and especially [co-host] Boomer [Esiason] for the outpouring of public and private support I’ve received over the past few days

“As you can imagine, it’s been incredibly hard to be silent while there is an endless stream of vitriol being hurled my way, but I’m confident that when the facts come out, you’ll see that I am not guilty of these charges.”

Carton was arrested on Sept. 6 and charged with conspiracy and wire and securities fraud in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme built on a ticket-reselling business.

“My fight has only just begun and I know when this strange episode is over, I’ll be back, stronger than ever,” he said. “Thank you for all the kind words and good wishes as I continue on with one of the greatest battles of my life.”

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