Joe Meli Sentenced to 37 Months in Broadway Ticket Fraud Case
Joe Meli was sentenced to 37 months in prison Friday for his role in a ticket resale fraud scheme. The sentence is the second for similar crimes that Meli has received, with 25 months of this new term to be served concurrently with a 78-month sentence Meli received in... Read more
Joe Meli, Cousin Face Charges Over Alleged Ticket Resale Fraud
Joe Meli, already in prison after entering a guilty plea to a ticket resale Ponzi scheme in 2017, is facing new charges in New York that he participated in a similar scheme following his arrest. The SEC and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that... Read more
Craig Carton Trial May Be Delayed As Attorney Awaits Psychologial Report
Update: as of March  4, 2019, a federal court judge rescheduled Carton’s hearing until April 5 to give his attorney additional time to review the report, according to a court filing. ‘Craig Carton’s attorney is seeking a sentencing delay as they await a psychological report that is “essential” to... Read more
Craig Carton Found Guilty on All Counts in Fraud Trial
Craig Carton was found guilty of all charges in a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, after less than a day of deliberation by members of the jury. The counts – which included securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit fraud – could land the former sports talk radio... Read more
Joseph Meli Sentenced to 78 Months Prison; $1.5M Fines in Ponzi Case
Joseph Meli has been sentenced by a federal court in Manhattan to over six years in prison in connection with a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving tickets to popular concerts and Broadway shows including Hamilton. The sentence followed Meli’s guilty plea to charges of securities fraud in the fall... Read more
Craig Carton, Joe Meli Engage in ‘He Said, He Said’ on Ponzi Scheme
Attorneys for former WFAN sports talk radio host Craig Carton are hoping to use the recent plea deal accepted by Joe Meli to get their client out from under charges he is facing in relation to his own alleged fraudulent ticket scheme. Meli pled guilty to one count of... Read more
Alleged “Hamilton” Ponzi Schemer Joe Meli Takes Plea Deal
Joe Meli, who faced several charges related to an alleged Ponzi scheme involving duping investors by telling them they could get in on purchase and resale of red-hot “Hamilton” tickets, has accepted a plea deal from the government, according to a piece in the Hollywood Reporter. Meli, a onetime... Read more
Gambling Debts Drove “Boomer & Carton” Co-Host to Alleged Fraud
Extensive gambling debts drove WFAN sports talk radio personality Craig Carton – half of the popular “Boomer & Carton” program with former NFL QB Boomer Esiason – into a ticketing Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of millions, according to multiple reports. Deadspin, citing documents filed by the Securities and... Read more