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      Mo. man to face charges in failed racetrack

      A man who pledged to develop an auto-racing complex in central Missouri faces charges after his release from prison in Oklahoma.

      A man who pledged to develop an auto-racing complex in central Missouri faces charges after his release from prison in Oklahoma.

      Robert Stone was involved in a failed plan to build a $60-million auto-racing venue in Randolph County. He's serving time in Oklahoma on fraud and embezzlement charges and is set to be released from prison there in the next few months.

      The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1fJBWbw ) Stone's charged with theft and forgery in Ralls County, Mo., where his case was moved on a venue change. Randolph County Prosecutor Mike Fusselman says when Stone's released from prison in Oklahoma he'll be prosecuted in Missouri.

      Stone, a former member of the Sturgeon R-5 Board of Education, has pleaded not guilty in Missouri. His lawyer didn't respond to calls seeking comment.