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Shadybowl owner sentenced to 4 years in Prison

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race fan

Morristown, TN

#1 Mar 22, 2011
Owner Charlie Stapleton was sentenced today to 4 years in prison.

Former used car dealer sentenced to prison
By Lou Grieco | Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 04:49 PM

DAYTON - The former owner of Stapleton Automotive Sales, accused of running a Ponzi scheme of stolen identities and falsified loans, was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $470,000 in restitution to his victims.

Charles D. Stapleton, 49, appeared in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court before Judge Michael L. Tucker. Stapleton pleaded guilty on Feb. 15 to three counts of aggravated theft of more than $100,000, two counts of grand theft of more than $5,000 and three counts of identity.

All of the charges are third- or fourth-degree felonies, punishable by up to five years or 18 months in prison, and Stapleton faced a maximum of 22 and a half years in prison.

Stapleton used other people’s identities to fraudulently obtain loans to finance various automotive sales, according to prosecutors, who asked for a 7-year sentence.

“The defendant ran a giant Ponzi scheme, ruining a lot of his friends and family members’ credit along the way,” wrote assistant county prosecutor Sarah Schenck in a sentencing memorandum.

Schenck wrote that Stapleton used the names of his wife, business partner, his brother-in-law, his best friend and that friend’s son, all to title vehicles without their knowledge. Other victims include employees, customers and other relatives and friends, she wrote.

“His actions have done irreparable harm to his family and friends,” Schenck wrote.“There is much collateral damage that won’t be reflected in any court documents.”

Schenck wrote that a prison sentence would be appropriate because there was “no explanation” for where the money meant, except to “float his businesses, including the car lot and a race track
Betty Boop

United States

#2 Mar 22, 2011
who has the Shady Bowl now?
Zoom Zoom

Mansfield, OH

#3 Mar 22, 2011
Pray for his family.
race fan

Morristown, TN

#4 Mar 22, 2011
There has been no announcement as to what is going to happen with the track. Most of the drivers are planning to race at Waynesfield since it looks like Shadybowl will be not opening this year.
Betty Boop

United States

#5 Mar 22, 2011
ahhh that is too bad. Sorry to hear that. I Haven't been to the Waynesfield track,is it a dirt track?
doctor w earl sasser phd

Richwood, OH

#6 Mar 22, 2011
Yea, its dirt allright and it was not gonna' open,err reopen and all that drama?

Didn't the owner drop dead there last year.

You hear everything!

www.shadybowl.com

As a fan, this is all normal stuff..Shadybowl has been run down by the managment and times are tough, then figure mother nature and everything?

Gentlemen..Start ur Enginezzzzzzz!!!!!
check it out

Elyria, OH

#7 Mar 22, 2011
Gives new meaning to the name "shady" bowl.
race fan

Morristown, TN

#8 Mar 22, 2011
Waynesfield is opening and is a great track. No one died so don't know what you heard but it's wrong. Yes, it is a dirt track with great racing and run by people who really care about the drivers and the fans.
WRP

Morristown, TN

#9 Mar 22, 2011
WRP

Morristown, TN

#10 Mar 22, 2011
doctor w earl sasser phd wrote:
Yea, its dirt allright and it was not gonna' open,err reopen and all that drama?
Didn't the owner drop dead there last year.
You hear everything!
www.shadybowl.com
As a fan, this is all normal stuff..Shadybowl has been run down by the managment and times are tough, then figure mother nature and everything?
Gentlemen..Start ur Enginezzzzzzz!!!!!
Normal stuff?
news

Morristown, TN

#11 Mar 23, 2011
racer

Hamilton, OH

#12 Mar 23, 2011
where did you hear that the drivers would be going to Waynesfield? Being married to a racecar driver you cannot take an aspahlt car and just switch to dirt completely different cars?????? I think most of them are going to Kil-Kare if Shadybowl doesnt open back up
nana

Canton, OH

#13 Mar 23, 2011
Shady bowl already has a race schedule for the season, so doent that mean they will open?
green flag

Cleveland, OH

#14 Mar 23, 2011
Shadybowl is in his brothers name is what i hear and should be normal this year.

Since: Mar 11

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#15 Mar 23, 2011
sounds shady
Tim

Hamilton, OH

#16 Mar 23, 2011
I live close by and I could tell back in 2007 that something was up. It went south starting in 2008. Also most people can go to Columbus on a regular night.The 4 cylinder compacts will go to Wynesfield though. In 2007 they had 100 cars a night then this past years was like 55 to 60 a night in 7 classes.

“Play To Win.”

Since: May 08

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#17 Mar 23, 2011
Its a shame that someone cant buy it and make it work without getting busted for something . the last two owners have both ended up in prison .i used to race there myself and quit after they got raided in 1992 if i remember right . then we went to dirt two years later at Limaland . they race on Fri Nights and have huge car counts . very efficient race track . its very true that you cant take a asphalt car and just put it on a dirt track . Waynesfield is good just not as good as Limaland . i don't race anymore but sure enjoy watching the action on a weekend night .

I Am pumped for the Limaland opener April 15 .

“Play To Win.”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#18 Mar 23, 2011
And Nobody died at Waynesfield .. where do you people come up with this shit ???
Tim

Hamilton, OH

#19 Mar 23, 2011
I saw last year a sprint cars throttle stuck and it hit a race trailer in the pits but the people suffered minor injuries compared to what they could have had. As far as Shadybowl it needs alot of work. New fencing, a repave job, new drainage, new stands, new lighting on the frontstretch, new buildings as well. Alot of time and money.
Tim

Hamilton, OH

#20 Mar 23, 2011
Oh yea I think his boy might be running the track. Good luck because I think alot of people will leave again this year.

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