Cremona — A prosecutor is seeking a suspended six-month
match-fixing sentence for current Italy coach and future Chelsea manager
Prosecutor Roberto Di Martino formalized his request Tuesday
as Conte's fast-track trial began.
Conte is accused of sports fraud in 2010-11 when he was
coach of Siena. The match under investigation is Siena's 1-0 win at Albinoleffe
in May 2011. Siena's 2-2 draw at Novara, also in May 2011, was dropped from the
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Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, served a four-month ban
during the 2012-13 season — when he was at Juventus — for failing to report
fixing at Siena.
Conte, who was named as Chelsea's next manager on Monday,
did not attend the hearing. He'll move to Chelsea after this year's European
A ruling is expected by mid-May.
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