Carton is addicted to gambling, and to get the money he ripped off people for millions of dollars.
In his first TV interview, Carton talked to Bill Ritter on Up Close about his addiction, throwing away everything and about going to prison for years.
Carton was sentenced earlier this month to 3 1/2 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme.
Also joining us on this week's show was New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot to discuss the city's response to the measles outbreak.
And with us to talk about the week in politics were political analyst Hank Sheinkopf and ABC News political director Rick Klein.