Match-fixing prosecutor seeks 6-month sentence for Conte

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 05, 2016 08:21 PM
Match-fixing prosecutor seeks 6-month sentence for Conte
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 29, 2016 file photo, Italy coach Antonio Conte applauds prior to a friendly soccer match between Germany and Italy at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany. Antonio Conte will take charge of Chelsea after completing his spell as Italy coach at the European Championship. Chelsea announced Monday, April 4, 2016 that the 46-year-old Italian has signed a three-year contract to become head coach of the London club. Euro 2016 finishes on July 10. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, file)

CREMONA, Italy (AP) — A prosecutor is seeking a suspended six-month match-fixing sentence for current Italy coach and future Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

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 inquiry.

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 Championship.

A ruling is expected by mid-May.

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