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13th September 2015
Prosecutors from the northern Italian city of Cremona have indicted 130 people after the conclusion of a four-year investigation into match-fixing, reports Italian news agency Ansa. Among the 130 are national team manager Antonio Conte (pictured), Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono, Lazio captain Stefano Mauri, former Atalanta skipper (and Italy international) Cristiano Doni and former Lazio and Italy striker Beppe Signori, reported Ansa.
Conte has already served a ban imposed by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) for alleged involvement in the conspiracy, which was cut to four months on appeal. It is understood that the new charges relate to failing to report match-fixing during his time as manager of Siena during the 2010/11 season. The investigation, which Italian media has dubbed ‘last bet’, centres on allegations that compliant referees were paid to officiate certain games.
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