A co-conspirator of Craig Carton — the sports radio personality and convicted fraudster — will have to serve an additional year behind bars for a separate ticket-resale scam he copped to earlier this year.
Joseph Meli was sentenced to an additional 37 months in prison by Manhattan federal Judge Ronnie Abrams — but 25 of those months will run concurrent to the 6½-year sentence he’s currently serving in a separate but similar case.
Meli, 46, is currently locked up at Otisville Prison in Orange County for an earlier scam involving “Hamilton” tickets. He was also accused in a civil suit by the Securities and Exchange Commission of scheming with Carton in yet another ticket fraud.
Friday’s case centered around Meli running a $2 million Ponzi-like scheme that promised investors big cash returns on the resale of tickets to events, such as concerts and other shows. But he never made good on those deals.