By Annie Ross

Former WIP radio blowhard Craig Carton was released from federal prison yesterday, the New York Post is reporting.

Carton, 51, will either enter home confinement or a halfway house to finish out his sentence, according to sources.

Carton’s release is unrelated to COVID-19. Carton went to prison on June 17, 2019, so he served a little more than a year. He was let out early from his 3½-year prison sentence for a ticket scam due to completing a number of programs offered by the federal penitentiary.

Carton may have a path back to WFAN as Chris Oliviero, his former producer, now heads up Entercom’s New York stations.

On April 5, 2019, Carton was sentenced to 3½ years behind bars. He was ordered to pay nearly $5 million in restitution to his victims. He had been convicted the previous November for a nearly $7 million ticket resale scam that he said was to pay off gambling debts.

Carton joined FAN in 2007.